I’ve walked the path

Of ancestors fighting to be heard

Protested lies that fell from lips

Of educated fools.

Damning a race, a culture,

A people.

Fought out of invisible chains

Clamped around my people’s 

Wrists while being told

They do not exist.

Turned the other cheek

Tried to see the other side

Beat my hands on concrete

Just to be heard. 

Been there.

Done that.

It’s your turn.

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