We All Try
I’m a man who sails farther than a boat,
to you I say, our only hope is to control the vote,
change is what we set out to conquer
age we will, but racism is the true monster
Non-violent action should not be delayed, and will always be key
none are more hopelessly enslaved, than those who falsely believe they are free
oddly enough, we deny that it’s true, every little bit,
Though, if we don’t like what the republicans do, we need to get in there and change it
easier said than done,
racism is one war we have not yet won
all are bound to fight and break apart our Nation but
So help us lord, let us end segregation
Each of us work together to bring about change and to pass legislation.
May we stand tall and united, regardless of what we are
Ever so we may spread across the lands, and reach others just as far
Dreaming of a future of peace and unity
Guiding others to a state of friendship and healthy communities
Advancing our people, closer to integration
Reminding ourselves we are equal, and we’ll put an end to discrimination
Endlessly fighting to obtain our mighty goals
Violently hindering racism to create a generation that we’ll mold
Educating adults and our children of what equality means
Reinstating the doctrine of justice into our society
Sacrificing our lives to provide freedom and greater opportunities
What Had Happened
I was born into a time of hate and distinction,
there were many who sought value and recognition
For the color of one’s skin made it clear, we knew who would win and who we should fear
Whether one was black or white, we were categorized in a way that urged us to fight
A colored kid could not enter a white designated area,
It promoted hate and prejudice, Oh how we despised the media
Upon graduating, I had applied to law school, I was not accepted, but surely they would see who was the fool
We organised ourselves to protest and demand equality
During the same year I joined the NAACP, and created a possibility
We marched upon the streets, and as we looked forward, we squashed defeat,
We have done protests and sit-ins, we have undone many consequences of racist citizens,
All our efforts served a purpose, to provide support and to alert congress,
Sadly, though we were tough, it had seemed the people had had enough
As I pulled out of the driveway and got out of my car,
I was shot anyway and it did leave a scar.
People heard Medgar Wiley Evers, as they spoke of my name
Nonetheless however, all that has happened will not be same.
Embracing that we all belong to one race, humanity
Questioning the constant struggles that we face, even as we share unity
Utilizing our own diversity as a reason to encourage our community
Analyzing the weaknesses of our segregated society
Learning to abandon false promises and take on responsibility
Initiating change by eliminating a superiority
Teaching others the importance of maintaining one’s identity
Yearning an opportunity to establish equality without hostility.
We were told, not all men are born free,
As we stare into the abyss of what we perceive to be as liberty,
We struggle to wrap our minds around the concept of Equality
We were taught that we are all born special, some more special than others.
We would cry and argue as to why the kid next door had a more loving father.
And of course why he had the best toys, and education, the best joys and expectations
Why the best schools and career, the best tools but the least fears.
We were separated by the doctrine of equality, and by the belief of our mentality.
Up to a certain point we no longer justified their biased ideologies,
We spoke up and organised ourselves to fight, and fight we have
We’ve experienced an epiphany
We were forced to integrate public schools and necessities
At the cost of several lives, the dream of equality remained alive.
We saw, we came, we conquered (Julius Caesar)
To our surprise, we hindered the progression of Racism, the true monster,
Although many lives have been taken while controlling this behemoth,
It is true that it has decreased in size, there’s no disagreement.
Although these lives have been lost, and the beast is in its cage,
The paths of hate and love have crossed, and many still live with rage.