My thoughts on Trayvon Martin!!!

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I am Trayvon Martin!!!

It could’ve easily been me gunned down, like a dog, because of the color of my skin.
Law-enforcement would protect the murderers and give no justice to my kith and kin.

I am Trayvon Martin, too.
This could have been you.

To them, I’m just another Nigger, they would gladly celebrate my death, caused by my killer.
It’s the same the world over: the oppressed are criminalized, while the tyrant is made winner.

I am Trayvon Martin, too.
This could have been you.

It’s truly a shame that I must always live my life as a living target, with a bull’s-eye on my chest.
I’m constantly placed upon the edge, walking on eggshells, this keeps me paranoid & stressed.

I am Trayvon Martin, too.
This could have been you.

Why is the Black man always on the endangered-species list?
It’s like it’s my destiny, to forever be victimized in this matrix.

I am him and he is me.
It is truly a sad reality.

Gareth Bryant/2012

7 responses »

  1. Reminds me of the “Bullseye” Symbol that “Public enemy” used back in the day. Even their name “Public enemy” reflected a “Social/Political dynamic that can not be denied. Black Youth has and is “Now” just as much as ever “An Endangered Species” A perpetual TARGET!! Tru Dat/Nuf said!! Beautiful,relevant piece Musa!! BRAVO!!

    • It’s not an issue of whether or not the death of Trayvon Martin was predestined, as Muslims we know that it definitely was. However, a wrongdoing is still very much a wrongdoing, regardless.

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