Friday, December 5, 2014

I Can't Breathe by RepHankJohnson




I Can't Breathe


Black men and boys killed by police. I can't breathe. Impunity for the killers - no justice, no peace. I can't breathe. Militarized police met peaceful protesters on their knees. I can't breathe. Weapons of war - a show of force on our streets. I can't breathe. Disenfranchised youth driven to violence as speech. I can't breathe. Cynical media think this makes great TV. I can't breathe. This cowardly Congress afraid of losing our seats. I can't breathe. Half-hearted reform when there's more that we need. I can't breathe. Just thinking about the despair that this breeds. I can't breathe. Black lives matter. Hear my pleas. I can't breathe. I can't breathe. I yield.