BLACK LIVES MATTER By Okanlawon Khalid Olanshile

Written by Editor

In the kingdom of No King
I am made a Slave

In the free land of no Landlord
I am made a Tenant

In the midst of Human
I am treated as inanimate

In the Garden of Color
I am a maltreated Black

Why do I have to change my Color
All to please my fellow Human?

Why do I have to exist,
Only satisfy same soul like mine?

I can’t Breath
I can’t Walk
I can’t Talk


I live as you do
I smile as you do
I cry as you do
I exist like you Do

I am a life
I deserve some accolades

Being Black
Not mean I am worthless

Crippled I am
Since am painted “Black”

I am Regardless
Since I exist as Black

B – Best form I could ever exist
L – Legal I am to the land
A – Attestation that I am Black
C – Crucial I am to the world
K – killjoys, I am ever Happy

I am an Asset
Being Black doesn’t make me A liability

To be Black is a praise
I am Black
Black lives matter

About the author


Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.