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  • Writer's pictureMwatabu S Okantah

A blue-black on black crime

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

people don’t

have to ask why

we fear

the police

any

more.


five brazen blue-black brothers

beat

down

another black mother's sun

beyond senseless to another same old American

death.


could have been

one

of them caught

on the wrong side of

their "protect and serve"

blue line.


demented white supremacy in

black

face.

black self-loathing

showing out in brute-badge

blue-black on black crime.


Tyre Nichols

(1993-2023)


© 2023



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915speedo
915speedo
Jan 29, 2023

Timely relevant poem my brother Okantah. What follows is my reaction to your poem


again we are black and blue

by an attack by black brothers in blue

weary blues says langston hughes

what hue of black are you?

kicks and screams

battered dreams deferred

no one heard

emitt till's screams

they came and got him

in his uncle's house

put a gun to emit's uncle's head

emit left dead

in the river of blood

black blood deadly

if it's black it must be deadly

so kill it

there's no melody to black blood dripping

on any American street

black and blue & weary

this is no time for brown eyes to be teary

as black brothers cry out

for…


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