mass incarceration

Who Would Know?

Who would know I got my mind right?
It’s obvious that at home I was blind
But who would know I got my eye sight.
I have an L plus 50
Which means they want me to be locked up beyond life.

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More Than A Hashtag

Black Lives Matter is more than a hashtag…
More than a movement. More than a conversation…
We are not to be complacent with the systematic racism and
Social injustice in this nation…

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Hidden Within the 13th

One word killed the Eric Garners and George Floyds of America. 
One word deprived them of life and happiness. 
One word hinders African Americans from the sweet joy of liberty. 
One word denies us our equality. 
One word allows injustices to go unchecked. 
One word permits the violation of our rights. 
One word created mass incarceration. 

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Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty must be sleep Or maybe she turned her back Lady Liberty must be sleep Or maybe she doesn’t care Lady Liberty must be sleep Or maybe she’s in on it too Lady Liberty must be sleep Because there’s millions of people in a cage Lady Liberty must be sleep Because innocents are dying…

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Smile

By GD I was still a juvenile and convicted as a child Though sentenced as an adult But still I smile… I think about my reality and realize just how real it is Then I laugh…. I don’t laugh because it’s funny But because its “funny” how a young black man could So easily succumb…

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