Description: poem I wrote for Black lives matter in honor of George Floyd. Any reviews saying All lives matter or speaking hate WILL be deleted.

Disclaimer: I own this poem because I alone wrote it.

Author's note: Any and ALL hateful reviews will be removed.

I can't Breathe:

I can't breathe.

You're kneeling on my neck.

I can't breathe.

Please tell me what have I done?

I can't breathe.

I'm struggling to get some air.

I can't breathe.

Officer, am I under arrest?

I can't breathe.

The color of my skin should not be a crime.

I can't breathe.

All I want is to see my family and daughter.

I can't breathe.

An innocent life is what you have taken.

My name was George Floyd.

A police officer stole my last breathe away.

My name was George Floyd.

A police officer took my life today.

My name was George Floyd.

My blood is on Derek Michael Chauvin's hands.

My name was George Floyd.

The world will remember me.

Eight minutes and forty-six seconds.

That's all the time I was given.

Eight minutes and forty-six seconds.

This was how long he knelt on my neck.

Eight minutes and forty-six seconds.

The amount of time I struggled and gasped for air.

Eight minutes and forty-six seconds.

That's all the time I had left.

No more silence.

My death will not be in vain.

No more silence.

The world will remember not only my name but also my pain.

No more silence.

People will protest my senseless death.

No more silence.

A grave injustice has surely been served.

Eight minutes and forty-six seconds.

A moment of silence for his memory has been observed. -

Theresa Lynn Foley 6-5-2020