This week my heart felt heavy. I sat with a mixture of emotions and decided to pivot. I couldn’t commit to releasing the original content I had prepared. Instead I decided to pick up a pen and write. I let my thoughts flow, here’s an original piece I wrote . I pray it finds you.
So here’s the truth
Regardless my status or how many books I read cover to cover
Some will ONLY see my skin color
When I tell them where I went they will say that’s the school where the Cosby kid went
I found PRIDE in correcting them
Working hard to beat them at their own race
It’s not my pace but the barriers and walls that I continue to face.
If I speak up I’m compared to something in a cage
If I kneel down we’re just closer to the ground
When I bite my tongue the blood becomes poison killing me to fit in
Inviting me in their circles because they’ll say “there’s no “ism”
But prison is the pipeline for our BLACK and BROWN kids.. huh !
With my hands up I’m still a threat
Born in what they say is the land of the free
It’s captured on the screen
What’s more to see?
It’s been years since our ancestors were forced crossed the sea
Is this modern day slavery?
They say history repeats itself
We just took a page out of the book
Now everyone is shook?
God didn’t intend for this
Breaking of the silence
Enough is enough.
We can’t be tamed