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the darkness of the world is getting to me
people say there is no racism anymore
that's a lie
racism is alive and well
too many lives lost
and people living in fear

the nation is shaken up
I am too
the unrest is explosive
the world is watching us
and shaking their heads
the United States and its bigotry

I understand the riots
but I also detest them
too many innocent people hurt by them
it's so volatile
so much pent-up emotion
what starts as a protest
ends in violence

I don't have the answer for the problem
it makes me fear we're out of control
I'm tired of seeing innocent people die
at the hands of those in control
but I fear a civil war

things need to change
we can never erase what has been
we should never forget either
we need to unite
within a spirit of change
embrace your fellow man people

I'm tired of this corruption
I want to see justice
real justice
not sweep things under the rug shit
but real change

people shouldn't fear the police
but they do
if you're not the right color or income
they harass you
it is a privilege to serve and protect
it shouldn't be used to abuse your fellow man
for being a certain race or poor

come together people let's raise awareness
stand together to build each other up
and let our voices be heard

Written by crimsin (Unveiling)
Author's Note
I didn't want to write about this but it's deeply on my mind
and it needs to be talked about openly so we can raise awareness
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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