There’s nothing at all that I can do.
And don’t you try to tell me that
We can stand up to racism; we can pull through!
Looking at how some people act today,
I’m too small to make an impact, I swear
It would be wrong of me to conclude,
Black people are also owed a duty of care.
I will continue to repeat out loud:
These protests will not make a change.
And I am tired of being told,
We are all human beings; we are all the same.
When all is said and done,
Staying neutral is the best way to stand
I simply cannot assure myself that
Speaking up is power even if I don’t fully understand
No! When push comes to shove, I’ll reckon,
Is giving up all hope the best way to go?
For the answer, read from bottom to top.
I shared my poem on my Instagram story and got SO much love and started new discussions! So instead of my message disappearing after 24 hours, I’ve posted it here to stay.
I’m hoping the impact and changes we ALL make stays, and doesn’t just disappear once they stop reporting us on the news.🙏🏿 This poem shows how some people think (when read downwards) as opposed to how we should be (when read upwards) if we want to see change!
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