The only thing that’s changed since I wrote this is that I’m less scintillant that people are really listening.
They told him “put your hands up.”
He did and that day he died.
Innocence put to death.
His crime was he complied
The authorities are the ones who killed him.
He must have “fit the right description”
They called him a troublemaker.
Never mind it was a fiction
It wasn’t just the way he looked
It was also the way he saw
He loved outside the rules
To them it violated law
He was out with his friends
No one knows what he did wrong
But they came for him with their weapons
They already had them drawn
Though unarmed and non-threatening,
They started drawing near
To me it’s quite ironic
That they were filled with so much fear
What were they afraid of–
The stories they were told?
“You better watch out with a guy like him.”
“He’s been known to lose control.”
“Have you seen the crowd…
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