I want nothing more than to be treated like a person and NOT a patient.
The system is rigged and raggedy
Especially for the young, Black and poor
Nobody really listens to us.
They misinterpret our cries of pain
And disregard our yells for help
As complaining, senseless violence and carelessness
When sometimes, that’s not always what it is.
Sometimes, a kid just got tired of being shitted on and ignored.
So, he took a bullet, and blew his brains out
Or marked someone else
With his hurt and his shame.
And it’s a colder and colder world, as the system continues to fail us….
No matter if your number is that of a
When you are young, Black, poor as fuck and mental
You will always be to blame
– Written by: Ranequa Kelley-Boyd
copyright April 5, 2019