Gabriel Ramirez – “Black Boy Auditions For His Own Funeral” (100K Views!!)

“Take what flowers grow from me, make a bouquet from my mother, for all mothers who lose children and are left with shovels to bury what they thought would be the rest of their lives.”

Congratulations to Gabriel Ramirez for topping 100,000 views on this incredible poem! Watch more from Rustbelt 2018 here.

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