Poem: Just my thoughts

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Just my thoughts

When I heard that the lockdown was being compared to slavery I was pissed. 

I messaged my old college roommates and said, “Damn, can you believe this shit?” 

These people are complaining and saying they are being oppressed. Well hell maybe they are because they know how to do it the best. 

Now I’m playing the victim when you choose to speak up. But they act like victim shaming isn’t corrupt.
Saying we are brainwashed for speaking out
This the type of shit I’m talking about. 

They have been doing it since the dawn of time.
They even put it in the old nursery rhymes.
From Shoo fly, and eenie meenie miny moe,
Even the ice cream truck song, do your ears hang low. 

Then they change the words but not the songs, And act like they never did anything wrong. 

I hear it’s not all white people and that statement is very true.
But if you mad because I pointed it out, then I’m glad I offended you. 

Torrey Brown is a loving husband, father, and son, and also an outspoken champion for the black cause and all social injustices.

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