Eyes Wide Open

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Feelings about racial injustice.

Eyes Wide Open

 

You ever want to disappear, or be invisible 

 

Because you’re depressed, anxious, afraid or miserable 

 

Well what if it wasn’t that but something even sadder

 

Something so entrenched in our fabric like Black Lives Matter

 

You roll down the street for a bite to eat 

Next thing you know, okay now here we go

To your demise and frustration

 

The next thing you hear is, “License and registration?”

 

What seems like a simple traffic stop

Now turns into, pop, pop, pop, 

A tombstone, with your name on top

 

I live here with this fear everyday 

And tell my daughter she’ll be okay

 

So when you wish upon a star

Remember these words from FDR

“Nothing to fear but Fear Itself"

 

Maybe when racism is on the shelf

 

Written By:

Xavier Jarrell McClinton


Submitted: May 12, 2021

© Copyright 2021 xavier jarrell. All rights reserved.

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