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💦Water Fountain🚿 (race poem)

The first time I drank from a water fountain is when I was three years old.
My entire class drank from the same one.
Didn't know it took 58 years before we could do that.
Water fountains
Water No sir emmet till was found in the water like that
No
I didn't know he couldn't breathe
Breathe
No terrorists can't breathe while being water boarded
Water
Water is everywhere and for everyone
Water is a freedom
Freedom
Freedom is red white and blue
Except when they're are flashing behind you well not you me.
Me
The boys in blue that steal freedom from me with a shiny badge
Shiny
Water fountains are shiny
Like a bullet from a gun
The same that killed MLKs dream, well not just the dream.
Dream
A dream where water fountains aren't a paint by color.
Color
A fountain can't have color
Because we painted them white
White
The absence of color
White
the mixture of colored light rays
White
Opposite of black
Black
The mixture of all colors
Black
The absence of light
Black
Not on the same social level as white.
Black and White make gray
Gray is like silver
Sliver like a ring
Ring on a hand
Hands up don't shoot x3
Shoot It for me one timebap
Shoot it for me two times bap bap
Shoot it for me three times bap bap bap
Three strikes
Trayvon Martin
Arron Campbell
Oscar Grant
They're out. All gone. No freedom left
The freedom of our world is
Blinding justice
Binding liberty
Buying sex slaves
Burning an American flag
The American flag is freedom
Except when you hang it around my throat
You
I thought you were going to cut me down from the tree but instead you tied the knot and pulled
Knot
A knot in my stomach from the water
Water
The water tastes bland.
Sandra bland
#If I die in police custody
I did not commit suicide
I was unarmed
I was innocent
Do not turn me into a statistic
Instead Lay me on a bed of cotton
That my people picked
So I know I'll die on my bloodline
Blood
stay away from the bloody water
Stay away from Water fountains