Do you appease of my life?
I don’t have muscle, grit, nor a respectable name.
Not yet worthy of falling to the scythe.
I gave into their ways, and I’m the one to blame
But there’s an all new freedom that cannot be tamed.
An education nowadays defines a reputation
And I will take that opportunity without hesitation.
I will make a name for all of us.
And not allow our pride to rust.
The pride I read about in my history book the other day.
I saw how you refuted their every way,
And it inspired me to do my best every day.
There’s always talk about your long walk.
It makes me sad to hear about that,
How white men forced you away like livestock.
It must make you sad to see what we’ve become
Prioritizing dumb acts and chit-chat
Instead of honoring where you once stood at.
All I have to offer now is to take their test
To prove I am the best
So I can make a name of our pride
And turn the tide
So we can finally strive
Before our legends die.
I can’t talk to you through a textbook
So I don’t know what you expect of me
But with the textbook, I can regain the pride they took.
It sure isn’t going to amount to what you did.
But this what I can offer to you after everything you did.