How will I be seen? How will I heard?
Can you help me find myself?
I can hear the struggles and pains from inside,
screaming out for help.
I feel small and helpless but am I really?
Everyone around me is enormous in size and courage,
But was I?
Daily struggles I have with the outside world,
Will never be eliminated.
Death is coming and I want to stop it
But will I be able to?
I walk outside afraid of dying,
Families cant stop crying.
Am I able to walk down the street without being a threat?
People I would hope to protect me, I'm afraid of them.
What type of world are we currently living in?
I am African-American and Free.
Why should I be penalized for something I cannot control?
I stand and pray "Don't Shoot" but does it matter?
Will America ever change, or will the black community die first?
I will stick up for my people forever,
And we will stay strong for the sake of our lives.
Three words......BLACK LIVES MATTER