When They See Us

When they see us 

They don’t see human but only our color 

When they see us

They don’t care, that we’re someone mother, father, sister or brother 

When they see us 

They see us as the most dangerous animal out, roaming the streets

When they say us 

We’re told not to move, if so, shots fired, now we’re under 6 feet

When they see us 

They see thugs, gangs, nothing but violence 

When they see us 

They don’t see equality, there don’t hear our voice, our words to them is nothing but silence 

When they see us

They don’t see us having a future but more like a stat 

When they see us 

They hate us but kill so hard just to be black 

When they see us

They see a way to make us feel less than, as if we’re nothing to be 

But when I see us

I see nothing but power & knowledge, that originated from true kings & queens 

 

By: A.Walton

This poem is about: 
My community

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