My son could be the next #Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin Protest - Sanford

My heart is beating but when I watch the news it slows
I’m smiling at my 7 yr old son but when I look at him… I’m not seeing him, I see the struggle
I smile with my eyes but tears escape from them and water him with sorrow

I birth him into a nation that hates him for living
I signed his death certificate and forfeited his birth certificate the day I conceived him
My son could be the next #Trayvon Martin simply because his skin is kissed by the sun
and he is the son from a long lineage of births… into destruction

When will the killing of black boys and men stop? My heart has already failed me. And stopped!

RIP Trayvon Martin




One thought on “My son could be the next #Trayvon Martin

  1. Andrea says:

    So Sad Amy, but very well said. We can only pray that justice will be served on behalf of this young man and the many other young men and women that suffer from this type of hatred.


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