Our voices will be heard loud and clear, our ‘friends’ are now the foes we fear. The ‘force’ that should protect our lives and properties has become the catalyst of chaos and casualties.
We won’t sit back and watch brutality bloom in our garden, we can’t stand down and watch innocent lives killed, and justice trodden.
We have a vibrant voice, and we certainly have a choice. We will not be silent, yet we won’t be violent. We will not be slack when our gatekeepers kill and kidnap our future leaders in broad daylight, but cuddle and collude with lawbreakers at night.
My soul screams, my spirit cries. Mad men without dreams should not steal sleep from dreamers’ eyes. No policeman should lurk like a predator to innocent citizens. Policing should not be about tormenting and terrorizing honest citizens.
So let my voice be heard…
I don’t want to die young,
not by being killed by a rogue.
I have not done anything wrong
by living my best life – in vogue.
I am a sacred soul you should protect,
don’t plunder my fundamental rights.
You are free to question a suspect
without putting a soul to flight.
If you truly are the citizen’s friend,
let it reflect in your cooperation.
This incessant brutality must end,
show max civility in your operation.
You are trained to maintain order,
Policing should not be ferocious.
Don’t contribute to civil disorder,
Why plunder what’s pure and precious?
The innocent lives you have slain
are crying out for justice and serenity.
You can’t slay another soul in vain,
So let’s instantly end police brutality.
©Adeleke Adeite 2020