Tired of dying
Confusion from the masses
Wearing rose tinted glasses
saw it coming long ago
didn’t even want to know
knowing calls for action
action comes from passion
Emotions heating up
So tense shits getting rough
Be still now you’ve done enough
Reality is just too much
Escape the planet of sin
To the safety of my mind
Predators are not welcome here
I will not let them in
This time we take the win
Are you confused!!?? So am I.
from me: 1heathergee
I’m not black but this is what I know
Black people are so tired. 😓
We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis).
We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)
We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).
We can’t walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
We can’t hold a hair brush while leaving our own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
We can’t party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
We can’t get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland).
We can’t lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile).
We can't break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones).
We can’t shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford) .
We can’t have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher).
We can’t read a book in our own car (#KeithScott).
We can’t be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover).
We can’t take out our wallet (#AmadouDiallo).
We can’t run (#WalterScott).
We can’t breathe (#EricGarner).
We can’t live (#FreddieGray).
Tired of making hashtags.
Tired of trying to convince you that our BlackLivesMatter too.
Tired of dying.
So very tired.