“Blue Knight Riders,” from my book, Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats

In light of the Governor of Missouri activating the National Guard, in anticipation of the Grand Jury not indicting the police officer who killed Michael Brown, I decided to post this poem from my book, “Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats”:

They don’t wear white sheets

Or burn crosses in the night,

But there’s an unmistakable connection

Between these blue and white knights.

They kill innocent Black males

For horrific crimes real and imagined,

And because grand juries won’t vote true bills –

They give these cops a license to kill.

There’s something familiar in their faces,

A clearly recognizable white rage –

There since the birth of this nation –

Misreported in this tabloid age.

This is no mere comedy of errors,

But a full-fledged reign of terror.

About William Eric Waters, aka Easy Waters

Award-winning poet, playwright and writer. Author of three books of poetry, "Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass: Remembrance of Things Past and Present"; "Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats"; "The Black Feminine Mystique," and a novel, "Streets of Rage." All four books are available on Amazon.com.
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