Treasure Island

Luke Easter

(Cleveland, Ohio)

Between Trayvon Shooting & Zimmerman Verdict


10,865 Blacks killed by other Blacks in 503 days,
Between the verdict & the killing, who got away?
With much less than 10 percent being prosecuted,
Can you name one victim systematically executed?

I can’t name one because there are too many,
And yet, surely some cities have not had any,
New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC,
Toughest Gun Control Laws in the entire country.

Delete these cities, the U.S. ranks 4th from the bottom,
But America is 3rd in the world because we’ve got-em,
Arsenio Hall hates Zimmerman & Blacks killing Backs?
It begs the Question: Why is George still under attack?

Many big name Black entertainers will not perform there,
Because of the injustice to Trayvon and to show they care,
As almost 11,000 thousand have been murdered elsewhere,
Yet they’ll flock to see the Miami Heat & they’re being fair?

How many innocent people have been killed not Black?
Armed robberies, murdered in the course of a Car Jack?
Reverends Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson all over the news,
At these 10,865 you’d be hard pressed to find these two.

Dare not look at the thousands since the verdict came in,
Due to the multitude where in America would we begin?
Certainly not Utah, Iowa, Montana, North/South Dakota,
Just 1 month, Chicago has already surpassed their quotas.

Submitted: Friday, January 24, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 25, 2014
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