deepundergroundpoetry.com

Image for the poem 11/11/18

11/11/18

Jemel Roberson, twenty-six years old
Hoping to be a cop some distant day
In employ of his heart, so big and bold
Worked as security guard for his pay
 
This past Sunday on duty at a bar
Jemel Roberson, twenty-six years old
Saw drunk patron suddenly open fire
He wouldn’t allow more violence to unfold
 
Engaged the shooter and he knocked him cold
Then pinned his body under his own weight
Jemel Roberson, twenty-six years old
Saved many people's lives upon this date
 
But could not save his own when cops arrived
Armed black man with a white guy in his hold
Was murdered- now his story must survive
Jemel Roberson, twenty-six years old
SatInUGal
Written by SatInUGal (Kumar)
Published | Edited 6th Dec 2018
Author's Note
If you are new to this story, please read about Jemel and understand.

For reference:...
If you are new to this story, please read about Jemel and understand.

For reference: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11/12/they-basically-saw-black-man-with-gun-police-kill-armed-guard-after-responding-call/?utm_term=.a37240b7c692
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
likes 11 reading list entries 2
comments 24 reads 755
SweetKittyCat5 Chuck
Commenting Preference: 
The author encourages honest critique.

Latest Forum Discussions
SPEAKEASY
Today 5:48pm by crimsin
SPEAKEASY
Today 4:34pm by PAR
COMPETITIONS
Today 4:30pm by Honoria
SPEAKEASY
Today 3:46pm by nikkimoe
COMPETITIONS
Today 1:38pm by Akshay_04
SPEAKEASY
Today 3:06am by crimsin