Anotha’ Brotha’ Gone
A black man offers a white man candy
The white man shoots
Bang! Anotha’ brotha’ gone
A black man is detained by police
He is held improperly and thrown in a van
He dies at the hospital
His heart stops’ brotha gone
A black man is pulled out of his car
He is detained and thrown on the ground
He screams and cries for his mother in pain and agony
As an officer places his bony knee on his neck
He can no longer breathe as his finally heart stops
Anotha brotha gone
As a black teen writes this poem
If an officer detains me
Will I be shaking in fear and crying for my mother?
Will he murder me for complying?
Will I be reported on the news for millions of people to see?
Will people say my name?
I guess only time will tell if I’ll just be anotha brotha gone.