Rising Now, Our Voices are Heard


United States
33° 23' 18.6612" N, 112° 6' 47.5704" W

Beaten and tired of being called on last,
Mocked and threatened, living this way is no easy task.
Viewed from the bottom of society’s totem pole,
White faces all around and they expect us to stay small.
Little do they know that few make many,
And we cannot be silenced long have we tarried.
Rising from the ashes of the bloody beaten corpses,
Ready to take action like Rosa Parks.
Like Martin Luther King Jr.,
Who spoke too many and inspired the people with governing words.
Leading non-violent protest to be heard.
Here we are, now ready to take action.
Let alarms sound, let our cries give way to action.

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