Necessary

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Why do you feel it
necessary
or feel justified

When you advocate
that killing police
should even be tried?

Randomly select
an innocent man
and shoot him’s not “bad”

Go take another’s life
to retaliate
just because you’re mad?

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What of these 5 men?
Guilty of nothing
to murder about

Keeping people safe
while protesting them
when the shots rang out

Not even thinking
killing them was wrong
tells a whole lot

Like morality
common courtesy
and right or wrong’s forgot

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Calculating ones
who go run their mouths
I feel are to blame

They’re just pretending
they aren’t prejudice
what a crying shame

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When all the power
to end this madness
lays right in their hands

They would much rather
lay the guilt on whites
for none understands

Since slavery days
the plight of the blacks
hasn’t changed at all

And black lives matter
so shoot up the streets
and watch the cops fall

That makes us even
for offenses committed
two hundred years ago

But we weren’t alive
to own any slaves
or injustice show

Consider that without
rose-colored glass
come on now get real

I will stand behind
the ones dressed in blue
’cause that’s how I feel!

Teresa Marie  7/18/16

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