The following is a poem written by Three Rivers native Torrey Brown. Any views or opinions expressed in this poem are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Watershed Voice staff or its board of directors.
Assaults on African Americans accepted by the Aryans. Beat up and brutalized by badge carrying barbarians.
Caucasians confused because they couldn’t imagine it happening
Delusional Republicans and Democrats dazzled by the damaging
Ended lives, widowed wives, erupting in tears for their tykes dead on the spot
Fighting frivolously for freedoms that should be free but are not
Generations of genocide, greedy hands grabbing for everything that we got. Harassed and held up for traffic stops by hinky, hell bent hero cops,
Intent on inventing insane, intrusive, and inhumane charges if you don’t drop, Justified by judicial jibber jabber, made up by the Jake
Keeping our kings and queens kennelled
Locked-up lifeless and in limbo
Mangle and mutilated by misinformed magistrates.
No body is a nobody, we need everybody, so we can nullify the nuisance of what’s going on today.
Obey and oblige officers ominous orders because it’s all Obama’s fault for ongoing disarray
Pencil pushing police perpetuating punishment on my people.
Quasi culpable quaint leadership on a quest to make us epual.
Relinquishment of freedoms misrepresented by rude ruthless invisible representatives,
Slowly and silently slipping through a slew of insane subordinates.
Huu woo Let me decompress
Tune in and don’t be tone death to the terrors that trip up tomorrow’s treasures
Keeping them uneducated, undeveloped and unmoved by nothing but empty pleasure.
Vicious vagabonds, in uniforms with Velcroed badges on
Wiping out our women, and making the others widows
Poppin’ xani’s, existing in a Xeroxed dimension
Youthful yearnings yielding no extension
Zipped in body bags as their zealous parents stare at empty pillows.
Torrey Brown is a loving husband, father, and son, and also an outspoken champion for the black cause and all social injustices.