Paradigm Shift (Stonewall Riots)

Paradigm Shift (Stonewall Riots)

A Poem by Rico X

Political and Socially Conscious Free Verse Poetry

Black History Month Challenge
Poem #26

At my current age
I find that it is
Indeed a crime
That my paradigm
Has not shifted
Over the years
It has only uplifted
My own kind
And has been
More exclusive than
Which to my dismay
Is sad to say and
Even harder to admit
So today I vow that
Somehow I will 
Change it
Because the mere
That oppression
Affects only my kind
Is a crime
That I have turned
A blind eye too
As the same passion
That's been poured out
Of me into my poetry
Will also embrace
The issues in the
As I find that on
June 28 1969
The Stonewall
Riots in NYC
Was a significant
Event in the history
Of the the gay 
The raid that was
Made targeted
Gays at a 
Local dive bar
Located inside
The Stonewall Inn
Is where the quest
For acceptance begins
As Marsha P fought
Back against the attack
Starting the gay
Rights movement
Advancing gay pride

0200270002021 Nefarious J. Dorsey ©

© 2021 Rico X

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Added on February 28, 2021
Last Updated on February 28, 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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