Poetry On Odyssey: Take A Knee
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Poetry On Odyssey: Take A Knee

A poem for those too spiritually blind to appreciate Kapernick's passive and almost prayerful stance against injustice.

Poetry On Odyssey: Take A Knee

As Kaepernick steps onto the football field, he

takes a knee.

Hands lay gently by his side- He has nothing at all to hide-

He just wants peace on these streets.

and peace when dealing with


Why are his protests so hard to understand?

Gunshot pop and body shots roll through people that look like him,-he just

wants it to end.

So, before every game he bends into his passive stance- declaring war, he

peacefully protest problems handed down from the generations before.

Black and Brown bodies don't wanna get shot up anymore.

But, we've been saying this for centuries-

Y'all just been refusing to hear us-

White privilege must be deafening.

But, for the sake of our beloved "Christian" nation, please open your hearts and hear these next few stanzas clearly:

If you still have a problem with Kaepernick's protest

And, If you claim Jesus Christ as your lord and savior, then

I have a question.

When is the last time you took a knee?

When is the last time you talked to God about police brutality or,

our immoral congressmen or,

bigotry or,

hatred or,

innate greed or,

your inability to empathize with those in need?

When was the last time you took a knee and prayed for our nation?

Our supposedly Christian nation?

Our visibly misguided nation?

If you have a problem with Kaepernick taking a knee in protest of injustice


maybe you should reconsider your faith.



Time Jesus dealt with a problem, he got on his knees and

presented his request to God.

When the systems of oppression waged war on Jesus's people he obediently dropped to his knees and quietly,



(He won all the battles he faced? did you know that? )

If Jesus, the son of God, took a knee to protest the rights of his people, why shouldn't Kaepernick?

Are you better than God?

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