Poem: Unaware


William "Bubbles" Galloway

Release Date

Saturday, May 16, 2020


Packed black neighbourhoods arranged in zip codes
Systematic slavery designed corrupt mental nodes
A dare to step beyond your area can be met with force
Lawfulness abide then violence to control the source
The unwanted is treated ironically as the asshole
Out of sight, keep clean, and in the dark between folds

With education, truth appears implementing equality
Be aware of position, to yourself respond culturally
Many minorities excel and some the token mentality
A blade of grass in a savannah progressing openly
It’s tough to believe all men are created equal
As hindering secular sources utilize attitudes so cruel

A speeding bullet neutralizes truth and erases failure
Prison cells hold guilty and innocent rearranging futures
Many black men are victims of such exposure
Citizen arrest, stand your ground, we are all in danger
Isn’t gentrification akin to foreigners moving in?
Truth can be twisted because of the color of your skin

Today it’s ex police, tomorrow it will be soldiers one aim
More black bodies in pools of blood, the result is the same
Looking over one’s shoulder has become the norm
Police brutality, transgressors do your citizen no harm
Don’t get this twisted many black fools test the line
All are not innocent but woe to the ones left behind

Note: William "Bubbles" Galloway os MNI Media's Resident Spoken Word Contributor

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