A Long overdue Tribute to Sandra Bland


You were too young
Too black to survive
In a white man’s jail cell
You should still be alive

Protesting in the streets
Fist raised high in the air
Affirming black beauty
In every strand of your hair

I hate those who hurt you
Or those who just don’t see
The cost of racist violence
You mean so much to me

May your power live on
Let the world see your worth
And your sisters be as safe and free
As a white girl is from birth


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