The Rest Of The Star Spangled Banner

“And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution”

Whose blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
I think my blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
I think my kids’ blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
I think my parents’ blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
I think my friends’ blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
BANG, BANG! Yes, I think my blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?

My hands are up, don’t shoot
Well I thought that meant something
Well I guess right now it means shoot back…
Because even when we are peaceful, someone has to shoot us for something

Our country needs to take a knee after placing knees in the backs of the men and women taking knees against the multiple instances of injustice and police brutality because our country still bleeds blood of unarmed citizens surrendering or just citizens in dire need

See we can’t see the everyday struggles of officers nor what they hear nor what they see but we can view on video, body cams,dash cams, the truth of injustice, when it does happen and in many cases it’s plain to see, it’s not an officers head we seek, it’s justice we want to see

Justice, you know that word that applies when you live in a country that claims to be free but we aren’t free, we are just slowly dying, strangled by a noose around are necks, instead of the roots holding true, we just have a systematic tree

Every time we disagree, some former immigrant tells us to go ahead flee like their ancestors didn’t drag our ancestors from their home or kill the ones that were weak

I wish I could CC God so he could CC free because she and dom have been gone way too long or at least long enough to where I feel they’ll never be here for me I said free and dom because Letty ain’t here for me to believe that freedom is coming fast and I’m as furious as can be

Maybe I have to blow up a few people and shoot at a few officers to get a court case and skip these fatal shots leaving my head gun shot red in Cincinnati or my name hash-tagged in the past like the Tulsa Shock

Well if I wanted to commit suicide I’d let my car break down in the middle of a two lane highway so traffic could stop, get a response from more than four officers, allow them to approach me because my car is stuck in the middle of the road making traffic stop, then allow a helicopter to catch it on camera because I’m unarmed in the middle of the road being a bad guy, well at least until the taser stops then you can pop one maybe two shots into my chest and watch my body drop, bleed out and intercom your counterparts “shots fired, shots fired, victim has been shot”

Whose blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
I think my blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
I think my kids’ blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
I think my parents’ blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
I think my friends’ blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
BANG, BANG! Yes, I think my blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?

Blood on the leaves, and there’s plenty more on the asphalt, and plenty more in the car seat with four bullets lodged in my body dripping out like juice from a punctured juice box, fruit punch flavor
The crazy part is I had a license to carry, I had a little girl in the back seat, I followed all your directions and I still never got a chance for us to figure out the best way to handle this situation a little better later
I wish she could have never seen this, now she’s scared all because I tried to be one of the good guys and actually date her, now she has nightmares because you were so quick to shoot me and ready to taze her

Whose blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
I think my blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
I think my kids’ blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
I think my parents’ blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
I think my friends’ blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?
BANG, BANG! Yes, I think my blood is going to wash out their foul footsteps’ pollution?

I could actually being doing something wrong like selling CD’s for the low in front of a gas station trying to provide for my kids who now have to grow up without a father because a highly untrained officer couldn’t hold his water not thinking if I had sons or a daughter that now have to wonder what life is like without their father

I understand what it’s like to have a split second to make a decision but it’s like a bad circumcision when men and women are treated like second class citizens

I’ve watched a young boy get harassed because he was too intelligent for his peers, his science and technology was some years beyond his years and he received multiple death threats until he wanted to flea to another country because he and his family in absolute fear

“No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave”

I know what this means now, I just didn’t want it to be slandered
I mean I live in the greatest country in the world, well I only say that because I have manners
It’s just a a quote, you know, something I always seemed to gander
Well it’s not really a quote, it’s just the rest of the star spangled banner

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