I shouldn't even know their names. They should be hanging out with their friends or having dinner with their families. They should be alive and I never should have heard of them. Other things I never should have heard of include the words nigger and thug. But I do know these words. I know that two young men are dead because of the reasons these words exist.
Stand your ground. Who needs a gun to help them
stand? Standing with a gun means standing in blood surrounded by injury
and lifelessness. Standing requires strength and there's no strength
that comes from killing another person. These killers were not strong in
anything but prejudice and violence.
justice. Does justice even exist if these young men died for nothing
regardless of the sentence their killers serve? I'm angry and I'm sad.
But that won't change the fact I know the names of these young men
because they were taken away by hate. True justice for them will be to
help stop that hate.
Two visions of the future
Rays of light
Always in my heart
Young and full of promise
Valued and loved
Only for a short time here with us
Never will I forget
Justice is love
Rising above prejudice
Dreaming of a better world together
A world full of color
Never will I stop standing in peace for you