Confused and afraid – no more

By Antwon Rose


I am confused and afraid
I wonder what path I will take
I hear that there’s only two ways out
I see mothers bury their sons
I want my mom to never feel that pain
I am confused and afraid

I pretend all is fine
I feel like I’m suffocating
I touch nothing so I believe all is fine
I worry that it isn’t though
I cry no more
I am confused and afraid

I understand people believe I’m just a statistic
I say to them I’m different
I dream of life getting easier
I try my best to make my dream true
I hope that it does
I am confused and afraid

Antwon Rose, unarmed, was shot and killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer as he ran from a car that officers had stopped.

❝ The officer fired three shots at Rose, hitting him in the back and killing him.

Sometimes it’s just too much work for a copper to run after an unarmed kid, especially if the kid is Black. Shooting him is so much easier. No worries about justice for the kid. Not in Amerika.

2 thoughts on “Confused and afraid – no more

  1. Ecclesiastes 9:5 says:

    “The dead know only one thing: it is better to be alive.” Matthew Modine as Private Joker in “Full Metal Jacket” (1987)

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