darkness at the hands of the blue

we’ve been around
this block before
we shouldn’t be surprised
but still somehow it shocks us
when another black man dies
at the hands of the blue
”””
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if there was no video
then nobody
would ever know
so keep on taking pictures,
keep your cameras rolling
it makes me worry
how many more
that no one’s
heard from any more
these days we’ve got to
do our own patrolling
”””

and everybody knows
they’ll walk
that’s how it always goes
they’ll walk
and live happily ever after
far away from the lives they’ve shattered
lives that don’t matter
to the hands of the blue

”””
this shit will never stop
if they never give a cop a penalty
courtesy, respect,
that’s what they’ll never get from me
until they give it
and until they do their time…
murder is a crime, if you’re civilian,
but boy put on the blue and you can kill some too
and hide that part of you that is reptilian
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by bykst, courtesy pixabay.com
Daily prompt – darkness
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5 thoughts on “darkness at the hands of the blue

  1. Dear kStan(ly). Very well expressed poem. It’s very sad to have this going on in our world in this time. Since the world is integrated more than ever. I would post on my facebook but what happened in Dallas yesterday (July 7, 2016) I’ve learn not to at this time because of the comments that could respond. Excellent writing!!!!!!!!!!!! XO

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    1. I couldn’t not today. this was started after the event in Louisiana yesterday, but when I woke up to the news in Minnesota today, I couldn’t function til I got this finished.

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