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First
A city
Known for it's Soul
Has it's Soul
Left behind
In a hurricane
And a country
Fails to return
To save it


Then
Police Officers
Make a private video
That laughingly shows
A cop
Running down
A homeless, elderly, black, woman

Now
A Movie Star governor
With a Nazi heritage
Executes
A Black descendent
Of slaves

A black teenager
Kills four people

He is sentenced to death

He sits in jail for over twenty years

In those years he helps to save many lives

But the country that helped to create the teenager who took four lives
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Takes no responsibility for it's part in this passion play

And sees no case for redemption

Or room for pardon

For a black man

Whose crimes
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Shrink

In comparison to the countless crimes

Committed by a culture that had no compunction

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