Poem: Thoughts On A Night of Fire & Cries

“They took them away
They took them from us
Still they dare complain
Still they dare treat them like trash

It has been more than a hundred of years
It has been a long time since liberation
But today it doesn’t feel like if I don’t need these tears
But today it doesn’t feel like if there is no oppression

Racism is a “card”
Racism is “the past”
You hear them say
You hear them claim

So, what is all this discrimination?
So, what is all this uproar?
Don’t tell me this is a united nation
Don’t tell me this world isn’t a war

As we preach, “ignorance is hideous!”
As we preach, “hate is the venom!”
“Different” still make us nervous
“Different” still make us numb

I don’t want a supreme race
I don’t want all this hostility
Why can’t we all erase and embrace?
Why can’t we all stop this irresponsibility?

Let’s not allow the past to divide us forever
Let’s not allow the past to make us blind to goodness
Because to advance, we must be clever
Because to advance, we must quit rudeness

And our skin colour will never determine our steps
And our skin colour will never determine our choice
Since we are humans in this big web
Since we are humans with a loud voice.”

Written with the motive of the protests in USA for Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and many others, December 2014.

By Emilie H. Featherington

All Rights Registered © 2014

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