Poetry

On Camera

I watch the video with a heavy heart.

No one speaks up, as the man is beaten.

No one steps in, as the man is abused.

No one defends him, although he is defenseless.

I watch the video with a heavy heart.

I hear the man’s sobs.

I see fresh blood staining his skin.

I feel the hatred radiating from the officer.

I watch the video with a heavy heart.

Why does nobody stop the violence?

Why does nobody defend this man?

Why does everybody pull out their phone to record?

I watch the video with a heavy heart.

What should I think of a society who bullies the weak?

What should I think of a world that so freely hates?

What should I do to be the voice of opposition against such cruelty?

I watch the video with a heavy heart.

Why could I not have been there to save him?

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