Poem: Stand Strong in the Struggle

Fighting for Equality & Justice

L.A. Justice


Photo by Thomas de LUZE on Unsplash

When you’ve had enough and your spirit is broken

And your head begins to reel

When your heart is shattered in a million pieces

Incapable of being healed

And your soul aches from a pain so deep

That it brings you to your knees

Because you’ve seen too many “strange fruit”

Hanging from the poplar trees

When the cries of terror and shouts for justice

Haunt you in your dreams

And the crimson color of blood-stained streets

Reminds you of their screams

With the chalk outlines and yellow police tape

And bullets that kill with impunity

The proximity of which creeps closer to your door

And gets protected by qualified immunity

When the progress we make in our fight for equality

Is met with violence and fear

Then white backlash hits, and laws get passed

And injustice reigns 400 years



L.A. Justice

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