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Taye Diggs Writes Powerful Poem for Black Lives Matter

Taye Diggs Writes Powerful Poem for Black Lives Matter

Taye Diggs has taken to his Instagram account to share a powerful poem that he wrote about the issues surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.

The poem is told from the perspective of a young boy who comes into the room to find his parents upset while watching the news. A story is being told on the television about a man who was shot by police “cuz he was black.”

The little boy doesn’t understand why this would happen and the poem ends with the boy questioning if he will die too.

Click inside to read the full poem…

A photo posted by Taye Diggs (@tayediggsinsta) on

Im finished brushing my teeth
I’m coming down the stairs
I’m ready for my bedtime story
Does anybody care
I’m standing in my P. J.s
My bunny slippers on
But Ma and Pa are watching tv
I think something’s wrong
Why is mommy crying Pa
She’s pointing at the screen
It’s like she knows them people
People I never seen
And why does daddy look so mad
Mommy do you know
He keeps on rubbing the side of his head
And walking to and fro
What is this tv show
And now I start to feel real weird
My insides getting heavy
I yell at mommy one more time
Daddy Are you forgetting
Mama slowly turns to me
Her face fighting the tear
She cut the tv off right quick
She kneels and pulls me near
Why is daddy leaving the room
Why did he slam the door
Mommy searches for her words
In the matted carpeted floor
Honey something very bad happened
We didn’t want you to see
But we just saw a man get shot
Right on our colored tv
Why would someone shoot that man
You both said guns were not good
Did the man steal or rob someone
Was he not doing what he should
Then I feel my mama’s anger
The straight stiff of her back
No she hissed through her teeth
Police shot him cuz he was black
I tilt my head with question
As Daddy enters still blue
But my skins dark just like the Man’s
Does that mean I’ll die too?
Ma and pa stare at each other
Blank scared looks on the front of their heads
Neither of them could say a word
As I imagine myself……. Dead.

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Posted to: Black Lives Matter, Taye Diggs

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  • Sprite

    Sunrise Morning, Morning Sun Rising, Over Crazy Flowing River
    There’s much to like “Good Morning Sunshine”, Blackall Ranges:
    “I woke up this cool” cause/cuz “Black Lives Matter” – Gold Jet.

  • Will

    OK? For starters this “poem” sucks, and if your not intelligent enough to right a real poem then why bother your not a child your a grown man. Ma and pa should explain to their son had the man complied with the very simple instructions nothing would have happened.

  • Brink

    While I understand that the statement “Black Lives Matter” does not mean that “No other lives matter but ours”, my problem, with BLM, is that they chose the worse cases to support! A drug dealer who beats a woman so badly, then tries to stop the paramedics from helping her, attacks EMTs and ends up shot by the cops; a pedophile with a very long history of violence, armed at the time of attempted arrest; another criminal who went for a weapon; a criminal who robs a store and tries to kill a cop with his own gun…and in every case, the people who were shot were not listening to the police! They were fighting with them, going for a weapon, etc. BLM supporters say that these criminals should not have been shot…yet they certainly would not have been crying the blues if, in those cases, the criminals killed the cops and escaped!

  • Micheleekott1

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  • Robert Skinner

    petition to the white house
    Make it illegal to send American police to Israel for training.
    Israel is a country engaged in illegal Settlements in violation of the 4th Geneva convention article 49 that America and Israel signed. Having our police trained by an illegal brutal occupation force that has a history of crimes against humanity is a contributing factor in police reacting to law abiding people as if they are an enemy combatant.

  • Bob

    Did you not see the videos of the Black men murdered by police as they were complying to orders? I hope the same thing happens to you.

  • Bob

    He needs to have a stadium full of seats and keep being a de facto supporter of white supremacy. You cannot support a system designed to oppress you then wonder why it despises you. Taye Taye has joined the #blacklivesmatterPRbandwagon like many struggling step n fetchit new black entertainers that have come to realize that #blackmoneymatters.