“A Song for Trayvon”

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Tamara Wing

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“A Song for Trayvon” (Hip-hop/video tribute)

by Jasiri X




Sunday, God’s day, a day of rest,
The NBA All-Stars are playing next.

But right outside that same city,

The celebratory atmosphere would change quickly.
Who watching the game with me,

You know lil Trayvon
Was reppin’ his home town, D Wade and LeBron.
He had just came up from Miami to see his daddy
Who knew such a great weekend would end badly?
In a place where you move because it’s safe for your family
But some people have an ingrown hate for your family.

Halftime, just a short break from the slammin
Bout to go to the store, lil cuz, you want some candy?
Man, I’ll grab you some skittles, kid. I’ll be right back in a little bit.
I said I’ll grab you some skittles, kid. I’ll probably be right back in a little bit.

Paid for lil cuz’s Skittles and an iced tea,

Walked out the store, felt the chill of the night breeze.
It seemed a little colder than before; he didn’t know

There was a boy like a soldier in a war

That was watching him, clocking him,
thinking about stopping him,
Nine-milly cocking him.

Who’s this nigga walking in my neighborhood?
He fits all the specifics of criminal statistics—

He looks suspicious —

“911, what’s your emergency?”
“A black man’s walking through my hood purposely.”
Stay clam, it’s just little Trayvon

But he wanna be the hero so he put his cape on.
George Zimmerman, neighborhood block captain,
Loaded Glock strapped in, fake cop has-been

Got out the car ignoring what the cops asked him,
“They always get away; this time that will not happen.”

George Zimmerman didn’t take his Ritalin,

Drunk off adrenaline,

Says he’s making a citizen’s arrest.
Trayvon looks at him, vexxed,

“I just walked to the store, nothing more nothing less”

Just steps from his home, he ignored his request.

George grabs him, Trayvon swings and connects,
Starts screaming out for help
but Zimmerman sees a threat

So he pulls out his gun and he points it at his chest.
He fires but he misses,

Trayvon pleads for forgiveness,
“I didn’t do nothing, this is senseless,”
But George Zimmerman was so vicious

He made sure the second shot hit him,

No survivor no witness.

Trayvon never gave his cousin his skittles,

Missed the All Star game,

Didn’t see another dribble,
And George Zimmerman wasn’t even arrested.

The message is, only white life is protected

In America.


About Tamara Wing

Tamara will leave LC in the summer of 2011 with a Paralegal A.A.S. and a Legal Office Assistant A.A.S. She hopes to eventually work with the ACLU or similar non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of civil liberties.
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