Officer! Please Don't Shoot!


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Officer! Please Don't Shoot!


Selena Willis July 05, 2022 Post Comments

Officer Please Don't Shoot!

Red and blue.
I see flashing in my rear view.
What could I have done,
To escape the pigment of my skin that runs
Down my arms and face
Like half this human race?

I've listened to the stories, seen the news,
Often wondered, what 'they' could've done,
Staring into the black abyss; into the barrel of this gun.
"Officer, please don't shoot!"

Please stop yelling and talk to me.
I'd like to know the reasoning
Behind your terrified face
And rapid heart rate.
Why is your finger on the trigger?
I can hear the fear in your voice as you shiver.
Why so terrified of my melanin,
To which complements my elegance?
My hands are up,
"Officer, please don't shoot!"

Can't you hear?
Your voice is higher than mine-
My voice is lower than yours.
I'm trying to reason with you.
Shouting at me, spittle flying from your chops,
Like a rabid, barking dog,
Will not intimidate me to move,
To the beat of your angry drum.
I must stand my ground.

I am already justified
In body, soul, and spirit,
I'm human just like you.
But from the moment you saw my color,
I became a threat-weapon.
What will you do now?
Will you violate the meaning of the
badge upon your chest?
Ignore the oath that you vowed,
"To Serve and Protect"?
Yet you neglect,
My words to you as I plead and beg?
"Officer. [BANG!] Please. [BANG!] Don't. [BANG!-BANG!]..."

Copyright © - LSDW

Selena Willis ( Writer & Poet )

Selena is an emotional, deep writer, and poet by heart. Often times she comes up with uniquely, crafted, thought-provoking pieces that often times seem surreal to even fathom, but keep in mind that sometimes her literatures are not intended to be taken literally. I believe her pieces are meant to expose the raw truth about the many conflictions we, as humans, have to deal with on a daily basis. Not only in a physical nature, but a spiritual one at best. If we be honest and transparent with ourselves, we can relate to this very fact. A spiritual battle wages on behind the canopy of this carnal world, and one of the prized possessions the enemy wants to get a hold on is, your mind. Selena's goal in sharing her literature is to bless others and to let you know, you are never alone in this thing called life. To find out more about Selena, you can find her on Instagram, follow her on Twitter or click the Facebook link below to learn more.
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