FEAR OF THE SUMMER
written by Brian Few Jr
The safety of the cold has left us again
From its shadows creep its demons
Is it ironic that hell is hotter than the sun
We all know
The most dangerous time is summer
I fear for our babies
Our mothers and sons
Where are all the fathers
Where do they enjoy the sun
Please put that gun down
This year could be the greatest
WHY DID YOU MAKE THIS FILM?
Angels Walk, is a very personal project I created after hearing about a young man by the name of Tabyis Paskins. He was 17 years. Shot for no reason. By kids of his same race. After reading that article in Fox9 News I visited the place Tabyis had passed away. Right around the corner of my street on 26th & Logan Ave N, I found a small group of people gathering for his Vigil later that day. I attended the Vigil and left with a very heavy heart. As I looked around that circle of family members while we prayed I realized the true nature of this cycle and more importantly, I realized that one of those young men would be in Tabyis's place and there was nothing I could say or do about it...
That moment had touched me so deeply that I couldn't work, I couldn't eat, I couldn't do anything but empathize the reality I had just experienced. The only thing I knew is that I had to do SOMETHING! At first I wasn't exactly sure what to do at all so I did what I always do when my back is against the wall, I write and allow myself to live within the emotions I felt in that moment. About a month later I came up with this project that you are about to experience. I pray that this project not only reaches the family of Tabyis Paskins but the youth as well as the families dealing with these tragic losses. It is not my intent to glorify the violence of my community but to help raise awareness and provide a small piece of hope in the healing process..
To the family of Tabyis that I met and stood with that day I pray that you all find peace in these dark times. I pray that God heals your broken hearts and lastly, I pray that the youth and friends of Tabyis can find it in their hearts to forgive and change their ways from anger and hatred.
To Tabyis himself, thank you for being the Angel God placed you here to be in the lives you were able and meant to touch,
Rest In Peace young King.
Official Release Date:
February 14th, 2017
Runtime: 4 min 15 seconds
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