Nick Cannon Speaks on Violence in America in “Dallas Flowers” Poem
Nick Cannon delivers another installment in his "Spoken Word Sunday" series. Yesterday (July 24), the 35-year-old actor/rapper/comedian dropped a thoughtful poem called "Dallas Flowers."
Throughout the brief clip, Cannon addresses the Dallas tragedy, in which multiple police officers were shot and killed. He also addresses the Black Lives Matter movement, and he makes an analogy about flowers blooming in the dirt.
Cannon says, "Dallas flowers/Dallas flowers will never stop growing/Watered by the tears of innocent children/Delicately relished by millions/Dallas flowers blossom in November/Remember 1963 to July of 2016/Officers Ahrens, Smith, Thompson, Zamarippa and Krol/All very reminiscent of Kennedy/Did he really mean, 'Ask not what we did to this country/But look at what this country did to me?'/Dallas flowers appear abundantly/Not as a reminder of tragedy/But as a reminder of humanity."
He continues, "A reminder of how much police and black lives are mattering/So make sure these Dallas flowers aren't sent in vain/Let's plant a seed of purpose instead of planting seeds of pain/Because every flower blooms from the dirt/But who knew our colors grew subsequently from the root of all this hurt?/We're bruised, black and blue/Black and blue, Dallas flowers."
In case you missed it, check out Cannon's Silence the Shame campaign, an initiative dedicated to ending the stigma associated with mental health.
You can view the one-minute, 37-second video above via YouTube. Keep it locked to XXL for more of Nick Cannon's "Spoken Word Sunday" releases.
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