Sunday, July 5, 2015

Thought for the day...


So Afraid of Y’all

© 2015 Sy’needa Penland

Lives are never lost
without a reason.
To shoot a black man
in America
is open season.

So much hate
for a man’s soul
can make a gun-toting fool
feel bold.

Pow!    Pow!    Pow!

Lights out nigger,
as I slowly pull the trigger,
this is for my Pappy!

Pow!    Pow!    Pow!

Lights out nigger,
as I slowly pull the trigger,
this is for my Paw!

Pow!    Pow!    Pow!

Lights out nigger,
as I slowly pull the trigger,
this is for my insanity!
Cause I’m so afraid of Y’all.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As wisdom speaks through you, may God continue to bless you. Absolutely profound!!

Syneeda said...

Anon, Thank you. As an advocate for human rights, I feel that this poem speaks truth and wisdom on America's past, present and her future. How can we stand aside and watch prejudice and hate take another innocent life, not matter their skin color, national origin, gender or religion?!! I wrote this piece after the Charleston massacre, as if God was speaking through my soul. I'm glad I found the courage to share it. May God bless us all and keep us safe!!