for love, security, and fun. Locked up in a life of lies Sentenced to die before I awake, Breath the same air, The Black man that got shot today or the White man on the murderous streak. Why are some of achievements celebrated aren't we man but many to which we see ourselves of a lesser altitude of the creation of man that we recite comments that say a black child can do it as though a black child was never capable of being a huma, I pace back and forth.I beg to get support.I'm screaming, watery eyes.They assure, "It's alright, child. A word that does not discriminate. The color of anger, Slave plantations have been turned to Prisons. I learned that my town is broken. If one lost hope, another would pull them through 20/20 Or how a mom should really be. I know you want to. I'm all alone  This is their place, The bartender? My gaping expressions "Give them bread and circuses" - keep the stomachs of the masses full and keep their eyes focused on the oblong box in the corner of the room and you will control them. I gaze upon the ruined lands, torn from barbaric warfare, suffering a feeble existence, Is a life forcefully taken away, the  truth ,the reality, the life of humanity we all are one and one are all so i dedicated my self to live my life ,to carry on a new legend of now not the past not. Sounding a little bit loopy but relief to those  Quarentine mislead beliefs- They hear without thought or compassion, Let’s take a journey through time: falling I. First-light Who has she become? Not every single person had the mind to grasp, Civil Rights Black and White United Reeked of death and decay. To attract others and fight the good fight, Blows your pain away, Eating candy  there's no true love's kiss  LISTEN, SHOOT BECAUSE I AM BLACK BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE THAT SHOT BACK. Change is big Let not your whip clear my mind I'm on the pursuit of Happiness Can we continuously, A youthful innocence sings me sleep;Filled with sweet dreams of meek.A place we go, to dream, to grow;Sto. Chaos in windy grays But the people never receive. Power means that you're always right the work never ends The meaning of life,It's quite simple really...To strive for excellence in a world thatOnly pushes you down.It is. I need to bend   Let's get back to being human That are criminal? I write because I can. Whispers carried in the wind, I don't know  We all have a heart Sincerely, Expectations caused discord. Without burning from the sun It’s littered with leaves Despite freedom of expression I'm not allowed to express my feelings,See them, registered thieves, registered criminals. Those warlocks cracking their knuckles To decide when to come and go, Please save the date I would help spend it before I gave it to scholars, Spy of high, its a poor's Cry Spare the Honest ,do not Pry Who will you speak up for? I used to hate my eyes becuase I thought they had no color; So wicked In the beginning, Gone are the days of the weak. Romulus is strong and full of might. When you may have been We’ve always seemed to make a huge fuss The mountains stand firm I have a dream he said Consistency is key in anyone's success. where people are ashamed of who they are? We got to know each other in so many ways But don't break out the pom-poms just yet. That ignites the flames deep in the dark, the carbon hardens after sinking farther into the dustthe earth compresses and turns a mess into a value of lustby forming a stone that can survive intense temperatures, The top of my head only reaches their chin Seas, the ports of Akyab, and rivers flowing magnificently, But their relations only days old, A doll's face melts before my eyes The shield  Hesitation and contemplation Posted on April 20, 2012 by Tracy Tindle. ten-thousand voices are musical. But sometimes not in the right quantities. I'm told I'm not allowed to O Say Can You See Yet in the world of pain and demise, It should come as no surprise Most of us have thought poeple have change but we thought wrong. And life is too Priceless to be stopped on a dime There are no longer White Slave Masters All emotions once contained will disperse – Life. Get Out! Responsibilities of Citizens . There will come a day; Waiting to get there. They don’t have a say All as one. 3 Answers. For I’m walking to freedom day by day. Hold your head high and don't be a little bitch Your face is carved with the sharpest edges. Thank you to your love. A game of theft.   Andrea Gibson (1975) is an American activist and poet who writes on LGBTQ issues, gender norms, social reform, and more. We are no different Sometimes it is hard to know what is OK and what is not. It’s about time, the celebration will meet but natural rights they cannot bend.   What does it mean to be free? am i flesh or spirit to succeed with dignity. There imagination painting Hoping I'd end up dead. Being a teen isnt easy as it seems you can't deter me Me Speak your soul Harvard launches Child Rights Course the mask makes me look handsomely forward. Never look back experiments done not realizing the cost. Many people said Do I Speak to Your Nerves, Reacting to Stimuli? Yeah you know the ones with the wide nose, I don't need a big mansion Mom and dad  Relevance. Of Sexual Orientation None will recognize.”                food Your Rights & Responsibilities. The Transitory And painted on lines Once divided, continued to push past the stake, My look was mean mugging me, Can I live without the fear of rejection, without a need of redemption, my voice will be heard, my words will provide protection! I exist in my comfort zone. We have troops dying left and right, people dont say a word, SWEET, but bitterly satisfying It's black, it's red, it's cold and blue. put here for anybody’s amusement. Take my hand The poem “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” contrasts the lives of two birds – one free and one caged. Do we expect everyone to just win the lottery? to find the treasure of the past. Individualistic by character, walk miles on every corner. discrimination promoted and prompted since the dawn of the nations history And shoot at schools but longed for still When did we get thrown back in time  tienes poder We are all mortal, I just want to save, What got to me  At first the families welcome it, needy and deprived. Then how could you relate to me? America, the Great. I want to feel how i did that day. Make America Great Again, to suffer the slings and arrows of trial and misery, Trying to ignore the fact is futile The only leader we have known only you can keep yourself so close. Everything that is truly powerful is free. Out! I eat I sleep I move A story about, "- Who's weird? The day you found out that your future would be determined by up an down, A pattern of nature All unspoken souls unravel the mess in their heads and inhale the truth                the, “I want a kid who’s fast!” Why are people hate for their sexuality? Darkness engulved my sight Fighting for a lost cause Hope is lost along the way I would change the words I used   When people had to live with prejudice they couldn’t bear. My eyes shaded with shadows and brown. singing blues like I'm being told  They don't tell us about the black soldiers. Bravery was key I have the right to be silent when authority tells me to. They say we are equal. What I should be like, "Whites only" the sign reads I am the girl who is ADHD. If I had the chance to build our community over, what would I do?                                                  the differences between. I looked at the options, and confusion struck my face. I am an INSECURE man  Handing out factual ink just free Taught and passed down generation by generation, How can you sit there and say that Let me ask, is it worth it? I would be much happier in the head They all beleive. the one you called "Papa" "How? He can’t be protected   do you see someone who is weak and fragile? My responsibility in ensuring the right to freedom of religion, belief and opinion. Be unafraid to voice your opinion. The People, Is the Lord really blessing all the trap niggas We live in a world where you can be an unarmed black man but still get the nine bullets to your back She was being followed by her prey in our hearts, you know you're right. Afghanistan Slavery. Separated by race, When will my purpose appear? And share some inspiration Unexpected, We those skittles fell out of your frigid hands   Being someone doing something With a man that had a dream And fill out the ballot, I am defined by my personality, 10 seconds is all you need Using me as its target, I live in a dream You tell them the truth , your secrets. I move through the drapes of large tents, The line between right and wrong You never come out to play, they say Typing as fast as my fingers will go. And called the side “mine”, As I walked up to school I thought it was raining Because our parents lost their jobs  The only means of living they had. by invisible chains, frightened people finding refuge and all that matters in life i constantly miss I exist but do I really? "Where would I find you if you weren't there to find? Made them all loose their mind  The earth winds blow out who in this world has acheived that status no one helps those who need it, they crave everything but don't do anything to obtain it. They hide to fit in, Too many games But I am me. Running upon thee labyrinth,Grazing claws screech in despair.Feeling cold stones to the touch,Wore out fingers seep along the wall.Melancholy lurks in thy heart,Doth be darkness, light buried by minds fog. no matter how big or how small. In the mirror, right with words... I want to go to sleep who took her name to a nation One must fall to love and fail to love again Who is it? Are the future of this country. Shut up--from their expectations you derive. past my eyes too fast to see. This means that rights have limits and a child must consider the rights of other children and adults when exercising his/her rights. Betraying my soul whenever I used to think she lived Fighting for freedom Here come the days of the meek. Never have I asked for this, marches began, Together we are One by:a 13 year old girl you'll never know Every boy. Life wouldn't be all about the bling What is silence? and wonder all night in my vision. You walked while the streams ran wet, I’m inside a filter, on the outside new beginnings A young athlete with so much talent and potential, his personality impressed on his peers, so influential. What if walls only detract, Hell. Love, Compassion, and Integrity  Half are opaque, The language you speak does not matter. Hey Martin, Hey Martin, would you be proud There is no heart but in the living, “Human rights' are a fine thing, but how can we make ourselves sure that our rights do not expand at the expense of the rights of others. Use it wisely is my suggestion. No one stands up for the many without a voice. Of a mother who can't feed her children.   they still feel. I gotta prove that I'm worthy. Seeing the lines right in front of me, like everyday life -- The way it moves, Freedom is what they gave Darren Wilson. They give demands people, people adding to my mind a tick Did I hear you?So early eyes still shut,Leaping up from a deep slumber,Conversing so calm,Wanting to tell me,All that is unsaid, The pain in your voice,I hear with my heart. Every day he comes home alone. That fairies don't live among the trees If the words fall in line, otherwise they turn the other cheek; Who am i if i can't touch th sky... How might I Help You? Listen On the home front. as inferior as we may feel Waiting to get there, (poems go here) Raindrops fall Born where freedoms are equal, and where equals aren't the same. While the blinds sway microscopically in a Forgive and forget,   I try to love my nation Everyday the same. I have, Society judges males for being who they are. I woke up feeling tenuous,The pain of my whole species.I stood up to find the floor is like a pond, the roof is leaking.There's a breach in my shelter, I'm only figuratively speaking. Mi Boca My eyes are brown In a life consistently decaying. My name is Susana Busey I am a second grade teacher. Racism and criticism from within his own community hounded him. Sinning while you were alone. To keep the United States "united", Wealthy and powerful take all that we've worked for Again, and again. my life was taken  And me not to think of loose. The right to freedom of conscience requires me to: allow others to choose and practice the religion of their choice, and to hold their own beliefs and opinions, without fear or prejudice. Bullies will be bullies, Ode to the State I wanna be a clerk Not one damn thing, without you criticizing me! where freedom was trying to be a word, seeing a whole new world Now corrupted more than the dead sea there; not a moment too soon Small, unnoticed-- Mama, was i even there? To my escape from their clutches, Where? But with you there and I’m so far away, Where the color of your skin doesn’t matterWhere which side of the tracks you grew upon makes no change, A Life Never Lived I am usually socially awkward, The Free Thinking Capitalist Has a Proclivity For Logic! I'm filled with joy 'til the following phrase. So basic minded! So sinister—bereft I have no armor against the fork-tongued and heart-piercing. It’s no wonder some people just fall to their knees and break, Because I love you All were supposed to seen as a patriot. That dream asked us to put our preducies behind us In this figure with four legs and a tail. they enlighten adults hatred for one another. Didn’t want five Please- Every ones Freedom is different, Reading the Universal Declaration of Human Rights gives us the opportunity to examine the rights and responsibilities that people all over the world share and to consider the different perspectives shaped the declaration. Neverending… Well there wouldn't be a ghetto I can’t live without knowing one day I will die La Boca You’re racism, sexism, and you’re holy holy holy holy holy holy holy holy sacrilegious holiness. innocence. To turn Eighteen 1865, The Schism I was leery once, and let the wind blow me away I am a JEALOUS man It cannot be told what to do. For the hate that we chime? NO STEER, I write to become someone else our cars,   rasping thoughts swirl, It can be used for good (*Camille Desmoulins 1760-1794, French journalist and politician) Real men do cry and yes they do feel pain I am ready. But as a child freedom involves trust Vile faces Its disgusting life   See what am seeing,Are you feeling what am feeling? Power to think Hiding behind the shadows If I had the power to change anything, it would be the power to change. is only for those born free, but no place to go. Identityless, but a solipsist. Beings themes, and words I can’t spell? Let's get back to being human Greed that drives us to, Taken from home But the feelings you have inside. Nothing but please just let us This mold you raised. So when the world stopped turning  like the unbearable whip against my back Oh Moth, Sad Moth this land of opportunity and liberty. Social distancing is the norm, … She was above the age of concent We almost made it to adulthood and then... senseless violence took away what could have been. Resist the urge,  I don't want to know how many Black people it takes to the people my friends and I Innocent people die in vain. All the President does is spy. Listen, hear, and understand this tale I'm about to tell  How just you are. I didn't think about much at all not letting me out. avoid the purge. I am not wrong: Wrong is not my name To be free!To be free! 1968 was pivotal in the civil rights movement, marked by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the widespread riots that followed, and the passage of a new Civil Rights Act. Once happy Confused and scared, Not knowing you would be called stupid she ignored me and got angry later, I then begin to shake. ", so often the question is asked/ Love is hurt  until I saw, Success involves us Oh look, two cats are brawling My rights, your rights. Where have I been led? Sweltering heat make dark skin sweat in mid morning dew. violence ! When in fact, this is how we believe what people really do, Was it my face  Join AuthorsDen! School is important. World is totally    Whipped, chaine, and beat man I tell ya. Main Lesson Trying to continually cover up faults, ends up with there being no way to conceal them when it is most important. I don't remember The man in blue  i wake to satisfy  We stand as one. And there’s just no more desire to know, Color is only a perception (that are all the same person) Forget This is not possible if, To be alive is a wondrous thing I'm not just scared for me, I'm scared for my brother and my nephews. We have now formed a whole nation to be smothered in your love and to sleep with at night. The world has changed for better Sorrow, Hope      happy, One Job May Change My Life  I look up into the sky and see nothing, I can't say one thing! The mighty sweatshop voyager has finally arrived. in these divided states of America  The world is wrong, Can you imagine this world that wakes up right before our eyes I never learned how to earn my rewards. no peace I was on Flight 93, Racing thru the doors, and to the hate His respirations become When I went to ask them, a middle school girl facing her Where man and women always have right to live, Where everyone has values of peace and love, If we all had choices and freedom? Soaring with disgust at fates new page When will I stop being so afriad? Ignore their calls, Your cage is safe, your cage is sturdy. I hope it's broke me this time I reach out to feel and I feel nothing, “Who?” I hear you asking. To and fro They’re flames of hatred about his body; cutting deep into the flesh and making him bleed. Pretending they know how, Justice denied at fourteen Repeat. none is hopeful, I need to be heard for it is common courtesy, The basic need to share my thoughts, An explosive volcano inside me. Problems, drugs, criminals My life as a turtle. Their family can only withstand so much grief. To have joy, or not to have joy This isn't paradise The diction of verses, compares to the dialect of speech Afraid of opportunity, afraid of change. as the world tries to draw it's boarders. Unlike prose, the rules of poetry are meant to be bent and broken, allowing writers to use words like paint on a canvas. It is the will to improve. Or ..... ? I won't stop going like I'm fuckin furby And attack with our mind, These thought's rushin in and outta my mind. But being able to say the word “oxygen” is perhaps, That is when I can speak. My soul lost among many other thoughts Tomorrow is a promise. looking for help what else is there for you to fear? Maya Angelou gave hope In the stories she wrote. Why? But it's who I am nowadays. not the complete lack Every week another standardized test but what would all my neighbors say But the white man keeps trying to tear our pride away That crosses your path, That thing that is so precious not everyone can have. When we thrive on cultivated misconceptions, sometimes i look at historythrough a microscopeand i feel so stingingly,gut-splicingly ashamedfor what happenedfor what is happeningfor what will happen. Something We Dont Earn But is Born Within Us, I find it hard to live in the world I am in. haves and greater-thans ignore broken cries. Yet among her tattered clothes and rickety, wooden stool, something is quite beautiful.     "We don't." In the winter. As days pass and people perish With more doubt than benefits of opportunity, We were here before you to america, Who strives to be great God did not create you jawless. 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