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JUSTIFIED RAGES OF RECKONING

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How are citizens

supposed to react

when neighbors are slain

because they’re black

 

Pleas in gasps

fill streets in dissent,

demanding answers

by pounding cement

 

Despite Malcolms and Martins,

Michaels and Queens,

headway withers

if Georges can’t breathe

 

That we still need reminders

who matters is pathetic,

so fists rise up

to reinforce rhetoric

 

Boulevards are axles

bold with a message,

painfully painted

to inspire the vested

 

Vigils and vigilantes

compete for a cause,

both want awareness

in honor of laws

 

Cynics join hands

for rational request,

abundant in distrust

from inherent unrest

 

Justified rages of reckoning;

a consequence of critical questioning

 

Activists are dismissed

and smoked out,

from imposed enforcement

to establish clout

 

The militant maximize

voltage in crowds,

boasting angst

from boys too proud

 

So a turnout is viewed

different by each side;

some see patriots,

others see crime

 

A lack of atonement

makes legions erupt,

they don’t want revenge,

just what is just

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