All that I had was stolen from me—
A citizen I was,
Enjoying certain rights that dumbly
I witnessed wane and pass.
Inalienable we thought they were,
But once the mobocrats
Gave in to the destructive lure
Of guns and baseball bats—
Peace-loving discourse was destroyed,
And could not be recovered,
And what men hoped they could avoid,
Calamity, then hovered.
Because they beat me I became
A Muslim and a black,
Transexual, gay, you know my name
That foisted the attack.
You kill me but I will not die,
The principle breathes free,
As murderous acts bring guilt thereby
To you but not to me.
I was a citizen, and did
Enjoy my civic duty,
But virtuous men are keeping hid
While mobs destroy all beauty.