Trayvon Martin

By Badri Raina


You forgot your Biblical lessons,

Dear boy; God being Light, all

Good things are white;

And Satan being the prince

Of darkness, being born black

Is a hopeless mess.

Against such black vicissitudes

Was a just law found that said

To the white killer, “stand your ground.”

Only some sixty million of your forefathers

Were  murdered in the slave trade;

Too many more are still left

To be made dead. Sinners are those

That think racism is bad.

Only when non-white trash gathers

Into a common cause is racism racism;

Zimmerman is merely God’s own prism.

From the Fuhrer he remembered how

The Swastika was not racist emblem,

But Zarathustra’s  declaration

That only a chosen some

Had right over life, death, and the fun

Born of  extermination; thus

Zimmerman was only furthering

The  pure Aryan nation.

Watch Obama hold his thinking head,

Wondering how to balance

The claims of white power with

The  piquant tragedy of the dead.

Statecraft is a matter of great

Consideration of how to do

The bidding of the endowed

Without seeming to do so.

Dear Martin that art now in the

Netherworld, from the Netherworld

Itself must issue forth a new light

That bids adieu to the jaundiced ray

That makes difference between

Zimmerman and you, and bears

Promise to make mankind

All of one hue.


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