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Taking A Stand

Our children are dying
Lying down facing the street
Our own kind has made the task easy for others to complete
From slavery by our own people
To the hand of those who thinks of us as unequal
For they too look at us as a disgrace to the world’s sequel
Beneath all that we’ve been taught
Has a price for our minds to be bought 
Controlled by our daily interest
Watching, listening and thinking has destroyed our hope 
Now we started wishing
Petitioning around the world
Trying to fight for our little boys and little girls
Praying to the Lord what have we done? 
Keeping our hearts filled with faith
Yet the war feels like we haven’t won
Still surrounded by legal murderers with guns
Old and young
Oppressed by what we use to believe in and proud to shout through our lungs
Now our trust has been crushed
Trying to figure out how my skin is nominated in being punished
Expressing to my daughters and sons 
That it’s no time to worry about the hottest outfit or latest Jordan’s
Never listen to the news but pay attention to the rules
Of how they show nothing but the blues of their future
Give them encouragement and ideas
To better themselves than the ones already out here
Remind them to never forget who you are
Always set yourself aside from negativity and never be apart
Knowledge is power s know more than your name
But know your ancestor’s land
When you find out then you’ll be able to take a stand

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 7/12/2015 12:45:00 AM
Hi Natasha.. I celebrate one of your awesome works being honored and having you personally recognized on the Soup front page.. Way to go!
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Date: 7/11/2015 2:53:00 AM
Natasha :) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the soups, Home Page. ~SKAT LOVE~
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Date: 1/13/2015 11:02:00 PM
Indeed..."what have we done?" You speak the truth and we must all ponder it, for the future of all.
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Natasha Horton
Date: 1/25/2015 11:40:00 PM
Thank you so much ??
Date: 1/12/2015 9:44:00 AM
I am marking this as one of my favorite poems, Natasha. Good advice for anyone. Well Penned.
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Date: 12/26/2014 9:49:00 PM
Love your life lesson in poetic form.. So well done!
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