When I go to check my box
I do not check black
Yet I hesitate at checking white
Because my skin will never know what it’s like
To be blond-haired and blue-eyed
For I’ve been spit on
Just because of what I look like
So we need a call for humanity
Because we’re using five fingers to hit
When we only need two
Raise our arms up
Instead of embracing
When we should be handshaking
Because today everyone is Freddie Gray
With two sides fighting
When we should be uniting
A man has been murdered at the hands of our police
There is no way around it or over it
Now we must go through it
Serve and protect?
This is more than right and wrong
This is a matter of respect
So who’s dying the most?
Who’s getting hurt the fastest?
Enough with the periods
We need exclamations and explanations
Violence can be silence
It’s time for repentance.
All lives matter.