oppression

Black Girl

Exquisite beyond wonder, woman
layers peeled back like sheets on a 100 degree night
heavy with discomfort and wet
from tears and my hearts breaking

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77 Minutes

For 77 min they waited to go inside
For 77 mins they waited to save their lives
Why?
Were their lives not that important?

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Quintessence of African American

My country… Tis of thee. Bittersweet land, apparition of liberty. So long withheld from me… Of thee I see Land where my fathers died, Land where the pilgrims cried. A pretense of courtesy, But held disdain deep. Likewise, today people in positions of authority And opportunity. My country… When will you unchain the shackles: mentally…

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Endurance

By GL In The memory of Distant memories that burns the chest Like sips of Hennessey No chaser Chased by smug-faced oppressors Whose job it is to arrest us Oppress us For being what we was seeing At a younger age Observation of our surroundings Was the first stage To the life we chose The…

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The Whole Truth

By MJR A great man ain’t always the interpreter of great things For he is imperfect in the eyes of those selfishly unwilling to make change Yet life offers up all the free-will and right to pave the way To those who follow our footsteps ambitiously and humbly at a patient pace The foundation of my struggles is what made me critically elevate my hustle To bag up a success plan and…

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