How Do I Protect Him?

How do I protect him from the George Zimmermans of the world?

It scares me to think that just seventeen years from now the nation could be divided over the death of my son.

It scares me to think of the death of my son.

This innocent little black boy could one day be targeted just because he’s a black boy.

How do I protect him?

I can’t be with him every moment of every hour of every day. I can’t pause or end all evil.

But how do I protect him?

Do I teach him not to fight for his life?

Not to defend himself?

Do I teach him to shoot at people?

I don’t even know how to use a gun

So somebody please tell me HOW DO I PROTECT HIM?

It scares me to think that I could send my son to the store and he may not return to me.

It saddens me to think that in “the land of the free” my son isn’t free to do normal kid things.

How do I protect him from the home of the brave?

How do I protect him from this nation? This system?

HOW DO I PROTECT HIM?

He has so much in his future, so much potential.

Who are you to take that away from him?

How do I protect him from you?

Lord, please protect him.

Dedicated to Trayvon Benjamin Martin, his family, and his supporters