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Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Other Side Of The Gun

Rating: 4.5
Taught in school to respect 'Officer Friendly' - the People's friend,

yet another Black child's life quickened to a senseless end
Resistance meets Persistence, sworn to uphold the laws

A blind woman holding rusty scales,

weighed down in contradictions and flaws

Who deserves respect? Who is a suspect?

I alone must decide the answer to these riddles,

yet another blood drained body lying on the ground, and not even holding a bag of skittles

Videotaped Strong-armer! Public harmer! - justice must be served!

Lying in a crimson puddle of life wasted - did he get what he deserved? ? ? ?

Doing his best to avoid arrest, my mission was clear

Yes, to shoot him 6 times if he comes too near (? ! ! ?)

Well that certainly raises a helluva lot of questions,

Now the court of public opinion is session….

All rise! ! ! !

Who's telling the truth and who's telling lies? ? ? ?

Man I got no time for that, waiting for the facts is just too quiet

I need a new playstation, quick - better get down to the riots

You mean I might have to go on trial for this bit of tribulation? ? ? ?

Well that certainly goes against all standardized data and accepted tabulations

Because any highly respected "Urban" statistician worth his salt today,

would tell you that boy was probably gonna die violently - anyhow, anyway
Vince Rogers
Topic(s) of this poem: justice
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