the caged mockingbird
By Eredia Aghamiogie
The idea of freedom is just an illusion
As they come to the conclusion that were all just less than human
As we protrude from these cracks that we call home
But to others it’s a dome called the ghetto where true people test their mettle
While we brand our people with a hot piece of metal
Leaving domes leaking like a teapot kettle
Are we all just a flock of caged birds?
If so how come we don't try to sing?
As we watch woman bring kids into this world without a ring or king
Watching our lives hang on a string
Our clouds getting darker like Beijing
Or maybe were just some mockingbirds
Trying to uplift our people who've become mindless herds
Smoking herbs & using poor choice of words
If so how come it isn't a sin to kill us?
We need proper justice so we're hiring Atticus
They say our freedom is getting robbed from us
But how do you take something that we never had
They slaughtering us like what ISIS does in Baghdad