A Poem by Rico X

I was a tot
When Martin got shot
A senseless crime
Of many to unfold 
In my life time

The fight for civil rights
Shined bright
The day Barack was elected 
So many things affected
But it was still unexpected 
That I would see
A black man running 
This country

It never crossed my mind
That this would happen 
In my life time

The only thing constant
In life is change
That's why
Sometimes the money 
Is funny and the change
Is strange
And you are caught 
Between a rock and
Hard place
It takes a life time 
To erase and face
The reality 
What is will always be?

The minority report 
Got caught up in the shredder 
Things are supposed to
Be better 
But the courts keep
Coming up short 
More crimes
I've seen in my


Little red robin hood
Left the hood for good 
But could not down play
The ways of her preacher
Or her teacher 
Cause the only thing 
That could reach her 
In this life time
Was death 

© 2016 Rico X

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Added on May 25, 2016
Last Updated on May 25, 2016


Rico X
Rico X

Politically InCorrect, LA

I have been writing since I was 9. I specialize in freeverse poetry and have cut my teeth on Political and Socially Conscious subject matters. My poetry is not for everyone but anyone who hungers and .. more..

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