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Tik Tok - The Clock Is Ticking

by Artikleblak 2 years ago in social commentary
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A poem about the uprising

Minneapolis on fire, Tik Tok- The Clock Is Ticking

Tainted blue shields of tin affixed upon cowardly and racist chests of nostalgic BROWNSHIRTS.

Melanin breathe asphyxiated inhumanly

For (human) being BLACK

Before the eyes of the world.

No justice

No peace.

The culture can no longer simply express outrage and sadness

through hashtags, tweets, burning police cars in the streets.

No, to the contrary.

There are to many grown men and women

that as kids claimed “I am Malcolm X” at the end of that Spike Lee Joint

to allow our concerns for the culture to simply dissipate into the digital orifice.

Tik tok, the clock is ticking.

No justice

No peace.

The eyes of the world are upon us

as are the hands and knees of racist police

eliminating our culture one by one.

If not by the knee or the hands, then by the gun.

We need to come together economically and politically.

Stop spending our monies and fuel a change in legislation

to balance out this trick known as

Lady Justice.

Hell if 400,000, from Halle Berry to me, can send D Nice smiling emojis and

hearts during quarantine to acknowledge a dope set, why can’t we take that

same energy and velocity and change this archaic system that was built

before so-called Emancipation?

No justice

Still no peace!

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About the author



I am artikleblak. I am a creative who loves to express my thoughts on the future of society as it pertains to the African Diaspora.

Buckle up. :)



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