Read Poem: Before Closed Eyes, by Jay Allevi8ed

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Can’t you see what’s in front of you?

Past the reality you believe is true?

Behind the Golden Arches and feinted happy meals

Sitting in the dark distracted by a movie reel

Or before a false idol to whom you kneel

Living a robotic life of nine to five

For pieces of paper not worth a dime

Entrusting your life with the “heroic” boys in blue

Who are trained in fact to never trust you

Voting the puppet on the left or the puppet on the right

When both are created distractions to make us fight

You think this “revolution” is a result of a deadly police chokehold?

Your movements are actually led by agents on a Democratic payroll

Tearing down historical statues with a hypocritical mob

Only erases history while also ushering in Martial Law

For the slavery that was an integral part of our history

Paying reparations to…

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