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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Just thoughts of a Confused and Uncertain man

Thoughts of a Confused Man.

Forever told my life matters, I accept being seen rather than heard.

Even when someone is killed, I rather shift blame than to hold you to your word.

Like a coward I sit quietly and blame the victim for their untimely death.

Ignoring the systematic hold against my people, I point to lighter issues to help me rest.


Afraid of losing what I have, I sit back and watch from a far.

Deep down I hate who I am, but to speak now would just be poking at an unhealed scar.

Focused on my family, I pretend they are the only lives that matter.

I keep us locked in a bubble, while we watch the rest of the world continue to shatter.


My kids often question the world they live in, and instead of truth I tell them lies.

Subconsciously telling them their race is bad, so when a death makes the news, it is no surprise.

I know my logic is wrong and damaging to my kids.

Watching them to hate their own race, I look away while that cycle never ends.


In the mirror I see a clown, nothing bold and certainly not a man.

How dare I keep quiet? While my people are dealt this awful hand.

Sick of who I have become, I choose to now stand for what is right.

To the issues ill now stand tall and choose to fight instead of flight.

Submitted: May 13, 2021

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