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We Can't Breathe

I
Fifty shades of corruption,
Infinite faces of injustice in commotion.
If we claim we are equal before the law,
Why is your evil hard to bear as your flaw?
On what name are we to survive when we hate each other,
What will be the end when there's no law and order?
II
How will you see beyond the colours, races and tribes?
When your heart is filled with terrors, aches and bribes.
Our culture is to create a life,
But the foe in folks clothing that we serve turned it to rife.
III
We seek for a change, for we are tired of the pains.
Your ploy on innocent lives, all sum up for your selfish gains.
You refuse to resent the doers,
Yet you cover their lies just to be among the rulers.
IV
Voting times seep through our dying times,
As guns are brought into peaceful fight on civil lives.
As you pulled the trigger and soaked the flag in the blood of human rights.
V
We believe we live in unity, even while we don't make a bond.
We appear as folks, though our clothes are torn with their bomb.
Of what use is a weapon against an unarmed man?
When the art of war blows on us without a fan.
What will be the cost for someone to save our dreams and plan?
VI
As we pay the price for the help we did not get,
When our protectors turned to the killers of our target.
Our flags are raised in shame,
As our thoughts are aired in bullets' flame.
We can't breathe, as there's no pure air to live,
We can't survive this as there's no love to make us become relieved.
VII
The hate you give is our anthem
The colour of our spilled blood is our emblem,
Wasted lives are our patriotic songs,
As you continue to live with your wrongs.
VIII
The hate you give will not be erased,
Nor your deceitful tongues be praised,
But your lives will one day be laced,
On an unmarked grave of a warrior left unraised.
IX
Until then, one thing stands above your greed.
We can't breathe!
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THOMAS OLUWATOSIN
©Fearless Lines
We Can't Breathe
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