This is a never ending series of police violence A never ending series of community silence A never ending series of fragility and denial Pain and pain and pain and trauma My bully wears blue and carries a gun Harrasses our brothers and sisters for fun Brutalizes our daughters and kills off our sons Then goes home to their families when their day is done And while you tuck your children in at night We are closing caskets while you dim the lights And you smile as you watch your children sleep While we weep and we weep and we weep and we weep My Bully wears Blue part 2 and part 3 Four and five Six and seven Eight and nine Ten and eleven To be continued Our lives in heaven The weight is so heavy of the life we've been given Equality cancels quality of the reality we are living And each child we birth We are begging in hope To stop killing us Take our heads out your scope And your head out your asses Cause your killing without care, without consequence In masses I CAN'T BREATHE I Can’t think, I can’t even feel And sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if its real Cause this is a nightmare Of 500 years Of billions of bodies And billions of tears Our children deserve to see their daddies come home Our mothers deserve to see their kings rise to their thrones Our daughters need not feel afraid and alone In a world where they search for these rights They are owed Imagine just imagine having to carry this weight Imagine just Imagine sucking up all this hate Imagine just imagine being born with this fate Imagine No response No apologies too late My bully wears blue But the bystanders wear all colours
Angela Bowden read this poem at the Halifax gathering in support of Kayla Borden that took place in Halifax on Friday.
Angela Bowden is a frequent contributor to the Nova Scotia Advocate. She was one of the talented writers selected for the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program, offered by the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia.
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