Justified Use of Force


Every year there’s a new one

A Diallo, Bell, Brown

Ford, Garner, Rice or me


Clamoring loudly

Broken faces on TV

We ask so many questions

But no one’s forced to answer


With sympathy’s short half-life

Soon most are hoping for the noise to stop

And the questions to disappear once again


Just like us

In our lives

And our deaths



 © Gayle Force Press 2015



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