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A Taste Of My Thoughts Equality

A Taste Of My Thoughts

Equality

By Steve Lake

Copyright 2017

 

 

 

Shakespir Edition 2017

Published by Steve Lake

Copyright 2017 Steve Lake

 

 

 

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Equality

Copyright 2-10-2017

Steve Lake

 

I was born into this land

A land of difference by our hands

Hands of different shades

Hands that would not fade

 

I did not see differences in our hues

Though bigotry our elders threw

Words of descriptions

Descriptions of hatred

 

No race was left untouched

These thoughts I did not care for much

Insults with no boundaries knew

Like parrots the elders spewed

 

With each decade that passed

One by one the elders did not last

Hatred starting to fade

Yet something remained in its way

 

Grown now with kids on the way

A mixture of two hues my kids will stay

Some say I made the blood line thin

Once more bigotry is their sin

 

My kids now grown into choice

I speak no words of limitations

They know in life what they seek

It’s not my place to speak

 

Yet around me I hear the cries

Still some elders that speak and despise

Focusing alone on their hue

I thought it was done, who knew

 

I awake into wisdom

In age of no change a tear falls

50 years I witnessed

Still no equality for all

I often think of Abe Lincoln

Taking the first step in equality for man

As one he began the process

But did not use a complete plan

 

I think about the slaves

I think about the women’s vote

I think about the red man

I tear up and begin to choke

 

I thought I could rest my thoughts

A first black President for equality sought

Eight years spent on daily choices

I’m still white and you are still black

Together we have equality not

 

We all have history of past

Too much suffrage that seems to last

Dwelling into the future is the promise land

Dwelling in the ashes of the past destroys man

 

Today needs to be the first step of our harmony

From the White House to the crack house lies division

It’s time to rest the differences of our hues

Becoming equal Americans for a future true

 

A past action of man against man feeds hatred

A past action of division keeps the wedge strong

The past is called the past because it is done

Like ashes to ashes and dust to dust

Wake up tomorrow within your heart only a future lust

 

Wake tomorrow being an American first

Wake tomorrow being equal

Wake tomorrow holding your brothers hand

Wake tomorrow to a better land!

 

If you have enjoyed this poem, please take a moment and reward me with a review on the smashword.com page where you downloaded it from. Thanks Steve

 


A Taste Of My Thoughts Equality

  • ISBN: 9781370685813
  • Author: Steve Lake
  • Published: 2017-02-12 01:35:08
  • Words: 546
A Taste Of My Thoughts Equality A Taste Of My Thoughts Equality