George Floyd: A Poem

Ingrid Gibson, Contributor

George Floyd

Not in control, they said

Awfully Drunk

He begged, he pleaded

“I can’t Breathe” 

9 minutes, restrained, handcuffed gasping for air

Another one down, Another one left to suffer


Caught for a counterfeit 20 dollar bill

You do this officer?

This usual, Officer?

Mama, Please

Is it cuz the color of his skin?

Officer why, you kill this innocent of a man


George Floyd, 

A brother, a son, a father

Suffocated, attacked, discriminated

Based on the color of his skin

His last breath was under a police officer

His last Breathe should’ve been in peace

I can’t breathe, he said

I can’t breathe