I refuse to shed another tear.
Not one more tear will come
though I try to feel the pain
I am completely numb.
The ties that used to bind me
are no longer strong and true.
I have cried too many times
and I am tired, I’m done, I’m through.
How many times I’ve poured my heart
into writing about our plight
while we lie down and crawl
and never put up a fight.
We are gunned down and choked to death
and we just march and sigh.
But what we fail to realize
is that they want us all to die.
You cannot grasp or understand
that your life will never matter.
And regardless of what you do
like a mirror, your dreams, they’ll shatter.
You tell yourself that if you play
by the rules of those that hate,
somehow, someway, you’ll get by
if only you’ll assimilate.
Adopt their customs, accept their god
and believe the lies they tell.
History has taught you nothing
for they have deceived you well.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland