By: Desiree Odigie, 8th Grade
This is America “the land of the free” but
“no justice no peace." This is America “the land
of the free” but can't leave your home to get
skittles. This is America “the land
of the free” but can't leave your home to go
on a jog .This is America “the land
of the free” but I CAN'T BREATHE!
All lives don't matter in America because the
the color of your skin is darker than another’s.
Our beautiful shades of melanin scares them. Yes,
We both have red blood flowing through our veins.
Yes, we both get salty liquid come out our eyes when we’re sad
But, we're still viewed as less. Black lives don't matter in
America because we have to fight 10 times
harder for something we should’ve already HAD!
We riot because we're tired, we riot because we’re
scared,the fear of not knowing if you're next. Then call
us “thugs” and portray us as violent animals
but throw tear gas at us and lace.
Then turn their heads and can't see what a shame that
THIS IS AMERICA!