Lil Phat's Murder

Lil Phat
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Can’t kill each other fast enough


Today I sat in utter disbelief as I saw the message that we did it again


Lil Phat; dead at 19


And as I clicked on the link to make sense of how a young man’s life could be taken so suddenly


I began to think


What would have happened to some of our family/stars/leaders if they were gone at 19


My mind could not go to that place


To imagine him sitting in that car coming face to face


With the hate, machines sparking as the bullets come


Too stunned, taken by surprise, to perhaps react


The inquisitor reported: “Lil Phat, real name Melvin Vernell III, was shot multiple times while sitting in his car next to next to Northside Hospital Woman’s Center. “


As my head and heart wrapped around the grief of this tragedy


A young man added to the premature black death toll no doubt by a brother from another mother


But then my grief again led me to fill crazy emotion


Confused how we can deny that we keep trying to kill each other


I had to blink to stop tears


At one time the klan was our greatest fear


However today’s biggest threat to a black man


His peer


Why do we hate each other so much?


Enlightenment should take effect at some time and place


But we still act like there is only room for one to partake


In creating wealth, in obtaining success, in living above broke


Those inspired by the hate of another


Walk amongst us in disguise waiting to strike with thunder


For the jealousy of others can be quite dangerous


The greatest harm you can do is to take someone’s life


Robbing them of their light


Causing others endless pain


So sorry I can’t say it will never happen again


My God My God


What Can I Say?


There is a crisis in the black community amongst our kings


And we sit back, doing too little to clean what we must first claim


Is it our fault for our lack of fathers present in our communities


Did the village fail to step up and convert our boys to men


Our men to be right


All I know


Is


What’s happening is not right


We have too long a list


Of those killed that we miss


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junko 4 years ago

Bushwacking, Ambushing, that ain't nothing to be proud of, it's a coward's deadly game. A man wouldn't steal a man. Crack denied some young men hearts and souls,also love when they needed it.

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