Anger is fleeting

Rage is a constant companion

It simmers below the surface

A heavy friend through dark times

When a friendly officer

With a sideways grin

And vieled threats

Comes to the door

Rage offers comfort to shaking knees

It is the only companion

That allows you to speak with a strong voice

As your life hangs on a precipice

And you questions the safety of your family with each word

The rage lives for each life lost

For the ones who couldn’t breath

The ones shot on a playground

The names you never forget

It hides inside giving strength

As you speak over officer friendly with death on his lips

Not knowing what choices will keep you safe

And which will destroy more lives

The rage waits for the day you can fight

Instead of just bow to authority

And live another day


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