Speaking Statistics

Let’s draw it

trace the lines of

faces come undone

mix their visages

with rhyme

and time

to define

our dire

situation

in this

me-aification

all the same

world-nation

where voices

outside the dream

beg to live in

peace

but instead

are left for dead

at

defamation

fist filled inflamation

1 out of 4

intimidations

at the end  of  soles

black and blue

with the residue

of hate.

and every day

I think this

this has got to stop

how do we make it

stop

what words

will trace the lines

of the faces undone

so they are not

forgotten

what spit can be spun

what fist thrown unrung

will change

this….

and bring us back

to prismic solutions

absolutions of

fear

to a place where

9 out of 10 becomes

0 out of 10

and

160 thousand

don’t have to

stay in

where 2 to 9 times

more likely to die

becomes 10 times more

likely to stand up and fly

likely to stand up and fly

where 13 million hurting

becomes 13 million healing

and 25% giving less than 5%

turns into 100% of doing something

where every 7 minutes

turns from 7 mintues of tears

to 7 minutes of hear

ing something other than

the sound of another

kid being bulled

seriously…

are you following me?

this is not some

backyard do it yourself

statistics

this is unfortunately

very realistic

so

let’s draw it

trace the lines of

faces undone by

the unheard crys

and the

oppression of lies

mix their visages

with rhyme

and time

to define

our dire

situation

so the next generation

doesn’t have to.

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