Celebrate that peace, equality, and the American way
This is a 244-year-old myth
Independence Day is more believable when it stars Will Smith
A day of patriotic glory fills me with apathy
Why would I care when racism lives so casually?
I’m supposed to be patriotic and shoot off fireworks
But I can’t as long as police can freely be brutal jerks
Scratch that, the word is murderers
But if we speak up about it we’re blasphemers
Your ancestors stole us, but now it’s “go back to Africa!”
But a mass exodus won’t be the thing to save ya
You fight vehemently for the Red, White, and Blue
But if the Black wants equal, that Freaking bothers you?!
It sits well in your heart that we are murdered
It pleases your soul that our cries for equality are unheard
You lose no sleep over our sons and daughters living in fear
Nothing bothers you at all as long as you’re upfront and we’re in the rear
Is this what it means to be in the land of the free?!
Since I’m Black you can’t let me be?
This is what it means to be independent
Here in Amerikkka, the Black man is a perpetual defendant
Yeah I can’t be excited about the Fourth of July
I’d rather fight to make Juneteenth a National Holiday before I die.
I’ve been riddled with feelings and not really able to put pen to paper. So much is happening with the world and I just want to live and protect my family. The world should be focusing on fighting a pandemic, but we’re focused on murdering people via police brutality and letting them get off with little to no consequence…. I’m so tired of this…