A Poem by Rico X

Political and Socially Conscious Free Verse Poetry

Black History Challenge 2021
Poem #2

When the stopwatch
Finally stopped
The time was
Eight minutes
46 seconds
As the video
Screamed and
For Equality
For Justice
As the fate of
In this country
Is under constant
As authorities
Choose to be
Violent against
My kind
As they are never
Convicted for
Their crimes
So in my mind
I find that I am
As Injustice
Is inflicted
As the non-violent
Encroaches on our
As it is safe to say
That the
Of the Sixties
Isn't working
We are still hurting
As they stomp on
Us like we are
As they Raid us
We wave the Black Flag
Omitting the green and the red
As human decency is dead
As many have bled and
Died for the cause
Still being killed at
Will or ending up
Behind bars
So far King's dream
Remains that
As hatred remains
In tact as the attacks
On Blacks
Is done legally
Because authorities
Reward the brutalities
Of their own by 
Condoning and
Not condemning them
It is scary that Black Lives
Only matter in the obituaries
The cemeteries and
The mortuaries
As the results rarely vary
But it remains very scary
As the remains of justice
Remain in unmarked graves
Hoping one day to be saved
Exhumed from the tomb
Resuming the fight
For Equality and Civil Rights


© 2021 Rico X

Author's Note

Rico X
this is part of a challenge to write a new and different poem through out the month of February 2021 for a total of 28 at the end of the month.

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Added on February 2, 2021
Last Updated on February 2, 2021
Tags: Riots, Trump, Politics, Racism, Right Wing, Discrimination, Black Lives Matter


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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