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Crime Poetry

Clap for the Police

Clap for the Police


I’d like to tell black and white rioters and looters that they are not black. They are human. And we can all breathe.


Black or white is irrelevant.  Sexual differences are more significant.  Mental illnesses are more relevant.  Upbringing is more inflated.


Get to know yourselves thugs.  Quit identifying with grandiose causes that are political balloons from inflated incidents.


Put down the rocks and the matches.  Michael Brown is not your brother.  You have never even felt one of his cockeyed emotions.


If he had put his hands in the air, you wouldn’t have to mistakenly care.


Do not fly Freddie Gray’s problems over Manhattan like he is part of the Macy’s Day Parade of fake emotions.


The blacks can’t hide from black on black homicides.  The few cop killings don’t compare to the black lives they have saved.


Put your hands in the air.  Clap for the police.


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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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