Poetry "Stand Your Ground" By: Nubian Star


Stand Ur Ground
Trayvon Martin, Marrissa Alexander, Jordan Davis, Derek Williams, Darius Simmons,
Alexander Wilson, Oscar Grant
Names inked in history for wanting too much life
Wanting too many rights
Wanting to defend themselves
Needing to stand their ground
Now the bullets resound globally
And the cries are attempting to be smothered
With the pillow sewn with Betty Ross’ needle
The plight of endangered people
Has been historically ignored
The premises of this very place is open doors
They came to this country under shield of cross
The mayflower never bloomed
The shackles ensued
Small pox blankets cover the wounds
Festering hate
Neighborhoods behind special gates
But the truth is we’re all incarnated
Falling for the bait
40 acres
never made it
Neither did the mule
This is justice so cruel
And they wonder why ppl riot
While they died
Can’t pass bills
And stay alive
Senators debate
Lawmakers are fakes
Shots to the wall
Gets u 20 yrs out the gate
Marrissa don’t deserve that fate
And neither do I
But I promise if I’m followed
That person gone die before me
Young bodies in hearses I’m tired of seeing
Black and brown ppl are not equals
1% doesn’t make u the majority
The struggle of the minority
Is rarely reported
Media creating fictitious stories
But what about his story
What about the fact that never again
Will Oscar’s daughter see his smile
Never again will Jordan’s music beat wildly
Cause his color snuffed out his cause
Taking out the garbage is a death sentence y’all
If you are
young
Black
Male
This conspiracy is real
Racially profiled
Can get you killed
And ur murderer free
When will it ring for me
Free
When will I be able to walk these streets
Free
When will this ground my ancestors tilted be for me
Free
When will the laws protect
Me
End Point
7/29/13
By: Nubian Star
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