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Poem: These Lives Matter (We're From America)

Updated: Sep 11



I've been so inspired since going to Write About Now Poetry Here's another one I wrote and recently "spit". It is inspired by Marilyn Manson's song "We're From America" and the Black Lives Matter movement. Every single one of these people are real, all of these events are from the past 5-10 years, some are even more recent.

To those hurting, I see you, may you find peace.

We're from America, we're from America, where we eat our young

We're from America, we're from America, it's where Jesus was born

Officer Montrell Jackson, 32, was shot and killed yesterday, in Americaaa

Little Tyshawn Lee, 9, was killed by gang violence yesterday

Private LaVena Johnson, 20, was raped and murdered, and it was covered up yesterday

I want to be a martyr, don't want to be a victim,

Be a killer with a gun so they call me a hero.

Who said this was ok?

Can't you see...? These Lives Matter!

We're from America, we're from America, we're from America, you can [say] it with me

We're from America, we're from America, we're from America, you can [say] it with me

Mohammed Rashid Khan, 59, was beaten outside a mosque yesterday, in Americaaa

Khalid Jabara, 37, was killed by his neighbour yesterday

Sharma Alwadi, mother of 5, was beaten to death yesterday

I want to be a martyr, don't want to be a victim,

Be a killer with a gun so they call me a hero.

They aren't throwaway,

Can't you see...? These Lives Matter!

We're from America, we're from America, where they let you come on their faces

We're from America, we're from America, we speak American

Shandra Woworuntu, 40, was forced into sex trafficking yesterday, in Americaaa

Officer Jonathan deGuzman, 44, was killed in a shootout yesterday

Lee Huang, 35, beat, starved and enslaved an immigrant yesterday

We believe in everything we say,

We say it because we believe it.

What is this moral decay?

Cant you see...? These Lives Matter!

So [say] it with me!

We're from America, we're from America, we're from America, you can [say] it with me

We're from America, we're from America, we're from America, you can [say] it with me

Johnny & Lisa Bonta, 52, were beaten with a baseball bat yesterday, in Americaaa

Phillip M High Bear Sr., 33, was suspiciously found dead in police custody yesterday

Maya Torralba, 38, was roofied and raped yesterday

I want to be a martyr, don't want to be a victim,

Be a killer with a gun so they call me a hero.

God is an excuse

God is an excuse

God is an excuse

They aren't an ashtray!

Can't you see...? These Lives Matter!

We're from America, we're from America, we turn literature into litter

We're from America, we're from America, we believe in being a quitter

Mentally ill, Melissa Ventura, 24, was shot by police officers yesterday, in Americaaa

Martens and Gonzales, sexually assaulted, stabbed and strangled her 10-year-old daughter yesterday

Naval vet, Officer Patrick Zamarripa, 32, was killed in a police shooting yesterday

I want to be a martyr, don't want to be a victim,

Be a killer with a gun so they call me a hero.

Their bodies aren't an entree.

Can't you see...? These Lives Matter!

We're from Americaaa, you can [say] it with me

We're from Americaaa, you can [say] it with me

We eat our young

We eat our young

We eat our young

We're from Americaaa.

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