Friday, May 8, 2015

All Lives Matter

All Lives Matter
Black lives matter is the new protest cry
But Black, Brown, Yellow, Red and even White lives matter
All lives matter!
Men and women in blue—all lives matter
Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Shintoists, Atheists
All lives matter!!
A fetus in the womb after 5 months matters
If a man or women in blue dies on the streets
Whether Black or White—should not be the sounds of silence
Written on the subway walls
All lives matter, not some but all
The saint or the felon-all lives matter
Park Avenue or the park bench—all lives matter
The young and the old, fit and the sick—all lives matter
The straight, the gay, the transgender--all lives matter 
 We must not move the chamber of death to the streets
Likewise we must protect the Blues on patrol, on the beat
All lives matter!!!!
© May 8, 2015 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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