From my book, “Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats”: “Stolen Lives”

“Stolen Lives”

They march on City Hall,
Trailing a long banner,
A fragile memorial,
Dedicated to mostly young minorities,
The fatal victims of police brutality,
Of New York’s Finest.

As they march they chant:
“Police brutality by the hour!”
“What do we do?”
“Fight the power!”

The fragile banner trails behind the marchers.
One hundred and eighty-seven stolen lives.

From the sidewalk in riot gear
Some of New York’s Finest watch.

http://www.amazon.com/Sometimes-Blue-Knights-Wear-Black/dp/1481722867

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About ezwaters

Award-winning poet, playwright and writer. Author of three books of poetry, "Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass: Remembrance of Things Past and Present"; "Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats"; "The Black Feminine Mystique," and a novel, "Streets of Rage." All four books are available on Amazon.com.
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