HomeLiteraturediStURbiA– In Living Color Starved August 6, 2011 Literature 2 Comments Disturbia By Joseph Perry Welcome to the seas of Disturbia Issue of races and pigmentation swim And America can falsely predict the future Of a man depending on the color of his skin. The waves of racial segregation crash Against the shore of Martin Luther King’s dreams And leads to a tsunami of civil rights flairs Then we’re all in boiling water, 212 degrees It’s odd because America is an ocean Filled with colorful corals and fish And out of the millions and millions of species Only a fillet of black and white fish are served on a separate dish Gangs and gangs of birds fly And painfully peck each other dreadfully The Blue Jay hates the Cardinal and vice-versa Because one is blue and one is red And one “Crips,” so he claims And says that red “Blood” symbolizes the dead The other disagrees whole heartedly And screeches back with such asinine And little do these birdies know While they’re “Cripping” and “Blooding,” they’re being left behind Welcome to the planet of Disturbia Where the grass has turned to black ash Because we look at the mothers on the ground And then turn our heads to walk away fast Welcome to the planet of Disturbia Where the seas have darkened because of a racial substance Salt and Pepper can’t even season together anymore Because to the targeted meat it only brings a nuisance Welcome to the planet of Disturbia Where the skies are polluted because of the birds, red and blue Two primary colors fighting over supremacy Do they realize that these colors will remain, even when their lives are through? It really is as bad as it looks It really is as bad as it sounds That we live on this planet Disturbia And we walk on these unstable grounds Share this:ShareFacebookTwitterDiggStumbleUponPrint 2 Responses all 3 August 22, 2011 Now that is some magnificent journalism. Reply purple black August 25, 2011 Now that is some wonderful literature. Reply Add Comment Register Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.