Blinded by blood diamonds
Hollering at the silent
I can’t stand being quiet
and seeing the world
in blood knowing we’re all behind it.
Kids fleeing to be reunited
with their mothers trafficked by the Chinese
So for them to flee to be free
finding the mothers for so long they hadn’t seen
and bounty hunters pray on a starving child.
And this hasn’t just been a short while
But long and worsening.
How can money be the first thing
on the mind instead of human lives?
It makes me sick inside.
Countries war torn
Held captured either by capitalist or ISIS
Fuck who started it but who profits from behind it!
They got you terrified
that every Muslim or Arab you walk by
is a terrorist with some plot in mind
to take your life.
The reality is it’s so flipped.
They’re targeted by the paranoid and bigots.
Refugees burning off their finger tips
on electrical barbed wires
trying to escape the bombings and fire.
Only to be in a refugee camp set on fire
by those who make it difficult
to see they are not the individuals
behind the terror
They’re the ones surviving the terror.
Rather it be Syria or France.
It’s like no matter the matter they have no chance
to feel relief and freedom at last.
Children drowning on the shores of Greece.
You read and hear these stories then go to bed in peace.
How does it come down to this?
The tragic this truly is
I know, like you, how it did come to this.
The Oklahoma Bombing first described
the spotting of two Arab guys
How wrong the news outlets were!
I mean, did it truly ever occur
that the Arab men they identified first
were on their way to a coffee shop?
Finding out it was a white man, oh what a shock!
People of Color fear the police because most likely to be shot.
People with mental illness fear the police because they’re just as likely to be shot.
But please, ignore me for being so militant minded.
For not being quite so blinded
to the fucked up world we people reside in
and practice their right to not give a fuck and to remain silent.