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I Took These Words

Samuel Malik Canty: the Word Bird. I am the author of Five Poetry Books, I understand my Purpose, and my words are my proof...

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I took these words from their lips, unspoken and spoken…

Words like tired of this sh.t, tired of always having to explain their existence as a human in a world made for everyone...

I took these words from people who are fed up with constantly being attacked without provocation, just because of their color or race or religion…

​Fed up with being denied Basic Human Right that everyone should be entitled too.

I took these words from the clenched fist that wish they could strike a blow and erase their tormentors…

Strike a blow and remove their tormentors out their lives and back into their hell hole…
I took these words from the screams of the children who are in those camps away from their parents, homes, as the wind carries their screams into the chambers of my dreams...

Piercing screams of why God and where is God coming from the lips of those who will never understand the hatred being generated towards them only because of the color of their skin…

I took these words from their EYES…

There was anger , there was frustration, and many of those eyes reek with disdain over how they were being treated, how they were being disrespected and dissected, mentally and physically...

I took these words from their lips, unspoken and spoken…

Tired of being questioned, tired of getting no credit and no help while trying to do a very difficult job…..

I took these words from people with degrees, people without degrees who are fed up with constantly being attacked, fed up with being told their skills and work is not good enough…

​Too many faces filled with despair, filled with anxiety over the tactics being used to try and break them...

Tactics that are being driven by control freaks, whose sole purpose seems to be is destroying self-esteem and arresting all their personal dreams...

Something has been unleashed and it has been constantly disturbing the peace,
making so many walk around on egg shells, while someone is trying to make their life a living hell…

Praying has increased, patience is wearing thin, and many are seeking to abandoned ship before they totally lose it…

I took these words from the sounds bouncing off the wind, looking to land and find someone who really gives-a-damn...

© 2021 Malik S Canty

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