No! - Poem by Bryony Sheldon
No, I don't believe in Jesus Christ;
My brother died of cancer when he was five.
No, I don't believe in religion;
I was forced to go to church, I wasn't told why.
No, I don't believe in the police force;
Police brutality isn't a dream.
No, I don't believe in the system;
Nothing it does makes sense to me
"Don't worry- you'll get over it-
You'll grow up, you'll calm down.
Another youth, another fashion-
You'll get over it, you'll calm down.
You don't really mean what you say-
You've had too much to drink!
Don't be so full of hatred,
It's not as bad as you think! "
No, I don't believe in what you say;
You're just part of what I despise!
Yes, you're part of this stupid system;
I'm not blind, I can see your lies!
Your system thrives on ignorance:
What the public don't know, they can't reject.
In the face of you all I stand defiant-
The rest of those sheep, I'll never respect!
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