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born guilty?

by Poems by Kiesha about a year ago in slam poetry
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stop arresting the innocent

he just wanted you to listen

free the guilty from prison

he wanted someone to hear to his story

before you sentenced him to the to hole that was not so glory

silenced him of his chance to speak

shackles chained to make him weak

locked up for a crime he did not commit

guards treat him like an animal they hit and spit

free him from the cages

take his false mugshots off the front pages

the judge gave him life

for a crime where no one died

while rapists walk free

inside lives a man with a degree

not even a proper interrogation

when even was the investigation?

never got the chance to give an explanation

you blame being influenced by his generation

never got the opportunity for his life to advance

where was his second chance?

slam poetry

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Poems by Kiesha

𝚠𝚎𝚕𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚢 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍. 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚠𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚎. 𝚗𝚘 𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚜. 𝚠𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚊 𝚛𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 ❀

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