Shadow in the Midnight (Writing as Black Angel) Rewrite

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Black I am, and I am hiding
from the man with the black beater in his hand,
and the shiny badge on his chest.
He is relentless in his pursuit
of finding and locking me up.
 
I hide in the alleyways with the overflowing dumpsters
that have been neglected
like the rest of the blacks.
I have never pointed the finger of blame
but now my hand may be forced.
 
As I see the real truth,
while knelt down on the cold, cracked floor,
avoiding the racist White cop,
I have come to the realization that
life is unfair,
and it never will be fair and just.
 
One of the many sad realizations
we have to face in America.
I never completely understood why
foreigners lust to come here.
 
Everything that is advertised in books and magazines,
 on film, and in music, slants the truth.
People are not exactly free!
The government can give two shits about me!
 
So, why would you want to come here,
my immigrant friend?
I love this great land,
do not misinterpret my words.
 
But I am not exactly free!
Look at my predicament,
simply walking down the street,
black hoodie, saggy jeans
a pack of skittles on my mind.
 
And now I am the shadow in the midnight,
hiding from the man
with the black beater in his hand
and the shiny badge on his chest.
 
© 2008 by Charles Banks, Jr.
Writing as Black Angel
Excerpt from page 120 of
“A Rose in the Name of Love”
Self-Published by Charles Banks, Jr.
and Lulu.com
Published by Lulu.com (February, 2008).
A Rose in the Name of Love: Published by Lulu.com (February, 2009)
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