They Say

They say don’t look so intimidating 

they say don’t look so suspicious 

they say don’t look so angry 

they say don’t be so loud 

they say don’t be so dramatic 

they say don’t be so bossy

they say a lot of things that attempt to kill our spirit, stop being ourselves, and stop the magic we create 

I say we use their words and hatred as a fuel to enrich our community

I say we give our brothers and sisters the encouragement to reach their prosperous life 

they say we can’t I say we can 

This poem is about: 
My community

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