System Failure (4/30)

 
I remember azzure blue simplicities
before impressions and tones and presences were overlaid by memories.
Memories of innocence,
of loved ones
of high school graduations that will never take place.
Scattered remnants of those tentative
first life impressions that no longer exist. 
The morning paper reports realities of murdered children
who wore hoodies and craved skittles and iced tea.
Whose only crime was being at the wrong place at the wrong time,
in a state where a stand your ground defense exonerates you
no need for trial or jury
Where a mother and father will never find peace
where a family’s heart now lays deceased
where a country is left confused, outraged, and angered
at a system that has failed to provide justice.
In a country that doesn’t understand
that united we stand, divided we fall.
Because we are the 99% ,
but how can we be a force
when we’re still knocking each other down
still falling into and acting like the stereotypes
they portray us to be.
Drunk with ignorance,
we are raising a nation of followers
a  nation of youth
who are more concerned
with social networks than social studies
I remember azzure blue simplicities
before impressions and tones and presences were overlaid by memories.
Scattered remnants of those tentative
first life impressions that no longer exist.
 
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