Black Lives Matter – Poem by Bethel Abiy

Bethel Abiy sent me this heartfelt poem and asked it to be shared with all of you during this time. Let us take a moment to hear her voice.


BLACK LIVES MATTER

Being black is not an option but being racist is

Life is not a joke it’s more than just a heartbeat

Attacking your brother won’t make you any stronger

Crying for your loved ones wont heal your heart faster

Keeping track of the lose of black people through social media is hard but off screen is harder

Love each and every moment of your life cause you might be the next one to die

I thought we get stronger everyday but you are the reason why we are all living in pain

Victim number one is you but somehow you are invisible

Earth is shaking not because it’s weak but because you are destroying its strong armies

Stop taking false action because you are causing a huge distraction

Monday to Sunday are the only days I fear and that is because you are so near

As people call you for help you only arrive to kill lives

Time keeps passing by and as that happens racism should have died

Truth doesn’t exist as each and every crime is fixed with different lies

End doesn’t seem to be near cause you keep fueling it as it dims, but

Remember Black Lives Matter


Author:

  Bethel Abiy, born on April 12, 2003, is a young poet. She is a very creative and open-minded artist. She was born and raised in Ethiopia. By her mother Miss Hana and father Mr. Abiy. She is the author of Freedom which was released on February 25.

4 thoughts on “Black Lives Matter – Poem by Bethel Abiy

  1. Dear Mia,

    Thank you for publishing Bethel’s timely and powerful poem. I will post this relevant poem on my FB page now.

    Congratulations, Bethel! Keep it up. Amplify the voice, up the gear!

    Regards,

    Ndaba

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