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“I Can’t Breathe!” #Rhyme #Unapologetic

Can you imagine being a Mother
supper’s on the stove
There is a warmth in the air
that chases away the cold
A phone call from a person
Your gut makes a twist
Panic overwhelms your heart
The words you thought you’d never get
“I’m sorry, but your child is gone.”
Each syllable low, and hollow
Internally, you start to scream
Externally, your tears follow
Dead weight leaves you breathless
your vision becomes blurred
Memories of your baby love
leaves you lost for any words
“But, no, it can’t be true
their birthday is coming up!”
“I can’t bury my child before myself.”
“This isn’t how it’s supposed to work!”
Lead is lining my insides
I’m rooted to the floor
Burning sobs rip through my chest
I’m shredded to my core
“Why did they take my baby?!”
“He didn’t deserve to die!“
“She was asleep, in her own bed!”
“Why did they take her life?!”
“Our skin color is permanent!”
“This is how we were born!”
“Why are we being crucified?!”
“Why do they look at us with scorn?”
A system meant to fail us
A world that swallows us whole
Forced to live in fear
In a place that should be home
“I can’t breathe!” He utters, weakly
As the pressure does increase
His teardrops hit the pavement
as he meets his final sleep.

©️Unapologetically Me


Published by SeekSolaceInWords

😏 You won’t like it, here. It’s dark. 😏 😌I am unapologetically me. Embrace me, or, let me go. 😌

4 thoughts on ““I Can’t Breathe!” #Rhyme #Unapologetic

  1. Yaasssss….no one ever asked for their skin colour……..👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏……..its as if being black is a crime and the penalty is death

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