TEARS OF THE MOTHERS

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Gunshots
or handcuffs
Mother’s love
not enuff
still got snuffed
or locked away

What’s a mom to do?
Cause if you cry
and post a hashtag
as in Black Lives
you’ll be vilified

If your tears
bring a makeshift memorial
on the sidewalk
they’ll tear it down

Prince taught us
that doves cry
but if you’re poor
or of color
These mothers’ cries
mainstream America
despise
The tears
of
these
Mothers

ABOUT THE PAINTOEM
Poem by: Cn
Painting by: Edgar “Guerilla Prince” Aguirre

“Tears of the Mothers,” is an original work of ink on paper. Done by Guerilla Prince, in 2015. He donated this work to Father Boyle, of “Homeboy Industries,” in Los Angeles, California. However, you can still buy prints of this piece, and other related products, at Fine Art America

[Editor’s Note ]: This Paintoem, like all Paintoems, are given to the public, to have free use rights, so long as acknowledgement is given to the artist(s).

Links to other Paintoems:
Mprisond
My Dilemma
Black August-Los Angeles
Life Without the Possibility of Parole
More Paintoems

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