A Poem By Rudwaan AmenRa Lumumba: "I Am Troy Davis Today"

 

I AM TROY DAVIS TODAY


Yesterday I was Sean Bell, Amadou Diallo

 

So many others how far will this go

 

How long will we gag on this diet from he who oppresses

 

Hold the presses, this just in, another African killed by injustice

 

I am Troy Davis

 

Today


No doubt about it their system is unjust

 

But that’s not the only thing killing us

 

Black people wake up we’re killing us

 

The shame and pain of the maafa is still in us

 

Black boys filled with self-hate are stealing us

 

I am Troy Davis today


But who will stand now and say I am Tayshana Murphy

 

She was only 15 they say it was mistaken identity

 

He was black, she was black, where’s the mistake in that

 

Stop lying to yourselves Black people

 

If we really be Troy Davis then the frequency should ripple

 

Predominantly Black hoods should be the safest place for Black people

 

But instead we’re hunted by the hunter and the hunted

 

bars on windows, triple deep dead bolts got imaginations stunted

 

I am Troy Davis today


Tomorrow I’ll go back to being the demon that haunts the hood

 

that crack dealer dealing death to Black wombs

 

Black woman stripping her soul on poles paying rent in private rooms

 

I’ll be that black pimp for whom that little black girl walks in the moon

 

The gang-banger gang banging black boys into black men too soon

 

but until the needle hits the vein

 

I’ll respond and say

 

I am Troy Davis

 

today

 

Move The Village To Higher Ground

Comes The Storm

ActGlobal                       ThinkUniversal

Rudwaan AmenRa Lumumba

(OneWithTheWay)

 

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