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I Can't Breath By Olaonipekun Sr 111 by Bejusttoall: 10:18pm On May 30, 2020

I can’t breathe

Knee to my jugular

My necks are hurting

My lungs need fresh air

The pains run over

Why you doing this to me

Hands tied already

Run your investigation

Am still innocent until proven guilty

Really helpless

Hear my plea

I deserve to live

Chance to survive

Have gone over many hurdles

Not time to be prejudicial or jaundiced

Does my skin make me a target?

The concrete is not my friend

The ground is not my bed

So sad my plea and cries fell on deaf ears

But you end up terminating my life

8 minutes and 46 seconds of pain

What is your gain?

I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
Sitting at the passenger side of the BMW
They open fire
Multiple gunshots
The car is grounded
Open up the door
Bullets already lodged in my body
I see death around the corner but
I murdered it first
Where the paramedics at
Ambulance arrives
Am a straight soldier
Got an heart of steel
Going to survive another day
Being through this stage before
But it was written
7 days later
Breathe my last

I can’t breathe
Caught on camera
Never go unnoticed
I am not smiling
My heart needs oxygen
The blood can’t circulate
The veins and arteries pressured
Body shivering on the street
Now am stone dead
World left in a state of shock
Mr Cop, I don’t think you know what you have done
See what a rush of adrenaline has caused
There is a massive rampage
It’s a riot and retaliation
Still has a resonating voice in death
Both black and white in unison
This must end
There must be justice
This is 2020 times

I can’t breathe
Can’t close my eyes to sleep
Having nightmares
Of cops and sirens
Would I get to see the next day?
The odds are stacked against me
In a challenge with fate
You come as a foe
I come as a friend
Check the statistics
How many get past their 25th birthday
Give us a chance
Don’t beat us down
We got magic
Snuff the breathe outta our nostril
Let us live in peace

I can’t breathe
The stench is too much
The suffering is choking
The poverty has polluted the air
The despondency hangs like a halo
The hatred is contagious
The disparity is demeaning
Am preoccupied everyday
You jump on my tired body
My weak knees succumbed
Like a cookie, just crumble and tumbling down
Even with my unhealthy state
Continue to choke me when I was short of breathe
It all ended in misery and tears
The senseless murders just a recurring decimal
We supposed to have moved passed this stage

It happens down here too
Can’t go around peacefully with a laptop
Carry some kind of phone
You are not comfortable of being not stopped
Dress fashionable, prim and proper
You are a suspect
Drive certain cars
They term your ways are shady
Police harassment is an everyday thing
We are in the eyes of the storm
Show us some love
We are your brothers
We come in peace always

This goes out to those lives cut short prematurely
End police harassment
End police brutality
Re: I Can't Breath By Olaonipekun Sr 111 by rentAcock(m): 11:34pm On May 30, 2020
Not bad. But when will you write a poem about the struggle of the Nigeria youth?


Re: I Can't Breath By Olaonipekun Sr 111 by Amujale(m): 12:09am On May 31, 2020
The easiest way to stop police brutality is by us bettering ourselves and putting ourselves in a position to respond to any wrong doing commited against our people worldwide.

Once we begin to sanction, ban and or whitelist any country caught mistreating our people, then these type of attrocities will be defeated.

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Re: I Can't Breath By Olaonipekun Sr 111 by Dbeautyy(m): 12:52pm On May 31, 2020
You did a good job.

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Re: I Can't Breath By Olaonipekun Sr 111 by Bejusttoall: 4:53pm On Jun 20, 2020
You did a good job.
Thanks. Done by a friend though.
Re: I Can't Breath By Olaonipekun Sr 111 by Bejusttoall: 4:54pm On Jun 20, 2020
Not bad. But when will you write a poem about the struggle of the Nigeria youth?

Noted. Will tell the writer

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