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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: 7/11/2015 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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