Shoot The Messenger

men in uniform making amateur snuff films

witness Icarus flew too close to the law

 

shoot the messenger when his back is turned

shoot the messenger when his back is turned

 

this must be time travel

watching progress unravel

 

I feel sick, you feel scared

I feel sick, you feel scared

 

grand juries played like

grand pianos

 

hands up don't film

hands up don't film

 

white fans riot

black thugs riot

 

who gives the news?

who gives the news?

 

last time I checked, adjectives modified nouns

not the other way around

 

unarmed grammar lessons

unarmed grammar lessons

 

elementary school kids

some will grow to be cops, some will grow to fear them

 

drink your milk, raise the flag

drink your milk, raise the flag

 

I want to love you, America,

but I don't know who you are anymore

 

home is where the heart stops

home is where the heart stops

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is a work in progress still. 

allets's picture

Heart Felt Congatulations

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This is what I have been trying to say in my "Fear" series and kept compromising. This is courageously written and topical. Release and rant in one, this serves to say it and say it exceptionally well - Lady A

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Rainy_Maple_Sugar_Candy's picture

Thank you! I feel like it's

Thank you! I feel like it's not really where I want it to be yet. So many different feelings.