And Justice for All

Charmed Chaos

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King Jr

How dare I, a white woman- presume
To know how it feels in your black skin
And walk with fear as a constant companion
Reviled for your rich heritage some may not understand
Not seen for the American, the human being you are

There are those who refuse to acknowledge you or your pain
Yet the pledge of this country says “And Justice for All”
And though one evil man kneeled, eyes filled with hate
As you cried out- ‘Please, I can’t breathe’
Aren’t we all to blame for the state we are in?

When will we see your goodness, your truth
And not the shade of your skin?

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