I can’t breathe
Antagonizing me until I anger and seethe
What happened to due process and our right?
Now all cops want to do is fight
This black genocide affects us all
When will this shadow government burn and fall?
Your actions portray you to be pitiless and cold
while you induct more killers into your fold
hands up, don’t shoot
you play with that gun like it’s a flute
You treat us like we’re escapees from Guantanamo Bay
You shoot first, ask questions later, and then say it’s okay
I detest your violent ways, you’re sick in the head
You think that some people are better off dead
That’s why you pump them full of lead
What was it that MLK said?
“Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that”
Now pundits blame Eric Garner for being too fat
What choice did the poor man have?
While you strangled the life out of him
mercilessly without remorse
The officers responsible should have gotten a charge
Instead they are allowed on our streets,
criminals at large; They act like life is on lease
Well all I have to say is, “No Justice, No Peace!”
© Adam Levon Brown
Excerpt from the book “Musings of a Madman”
About the Author
Adam Levon Brown is a published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover. His writing will transport you to another space where you won’t want to leave.
Adam Levon Brown burst through the door of contemporary poetry in early 2015 after being diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder. He used writing as a tool for catharsis and eventually started submitting his poems to journals and magazines. Now an established poet with dozens of publications, a fiction novella, and two full collections of poetry out, he plans to take the poetry world by storm.
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