Come Together

Why has laziness afflicted our people so?

Are we that afraid of change we prohibit the need for growth?

Shall we continue to overlook the labels placed?

Have we not endured enough brutality, enough disgrace?

Some vouch to come together, while others are content with being divided

With a misunderstanding that unity can coexist with a love that is one-sided

We must refrain from actions leading up to captivity

Tagged as another “monkey” in the jungle because our behavior is savagely

Maybe I’m too candid; the last thing I want to be is condescending

But I’m tired of the struggle Y’all; I’m tired of pretending

It doesn’t infuriate me when we know not where we come from

We must get past the woe is me mentality with a productive fight we’ll overcome

Let us prove the bloodshed was not shed in vain

Every whip that struck their backs, every lynching, and rape of shame

Shout from the mountaintop with a stir of echoes let our voices be heard

Now is the time to take action in our deeds not only in words

Pre.Kaya' Gilkey
Pre.Kaya' Gilkeyhttps://hoping1word.com/
Pre.Kaya’ Gilkey is a Poet, Entrepreneur, Author of debut book Exposed Poetry Memoirs, and Featured Contributor Writer for BIZCATALYST 360°. She passionately developed her website HOPING1WORD.COM to inspire and uplift others. The website focuses on self-improvement, unity, encouragement, and love through poetry, positive affirmations, quotes, and more; while hoping to encourage the world one word at a time.
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Larry Tyler
Larry Tyler

Great message and sage advice. Strong Ink !

Suzie Cheel

yes great words

Kat O'Keefe-Kanavos

Pre.kaya- you did it again! Wonderfully written message.

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