Blog Poems

The time is NOW for REAL change America!

You are blocking progression with your shade of hatred
Because you were told that they are less than you
But who’s really less than who? Cuts all bleed the same color
Actions are not based on color
Its based on thoughts, that are taught
Generation after generations living in fear
Living with anxiety
Living with worry
Uncertainty that once they walk out the front door they might not come back
Do you live with that fear?
Do you live with the fear of your son or daughter being shot by a police officer just because of the color of their skin?
Did you have to train them for when they get pulled over to make sure their hands are always visible because there is a chance they might get shot because the cop THINKS they have a gun?
You don’t have to change your name on your resume so you can get a call back on a job you’re OVER QUALIFIED for.
You don’t have to worry about getting rejected from school
And you can drive whatever car you want without having others think it was stolen or that you got from illegal activities
You see, there are two types of people living in America
The privileged – who can walk right up to capital hill with their AK-47 and no one flinches a hair
But then you have the oppressed – who for 400 years have been fighting for freedom and basic human rights
The pot has spilled over
The injustice has been going on for far too long
Time is up!
Time is up for the bigotry
The white supremacy
The prejudice
The racial slurs
If you cannot see the pain, the fear, or the exhaustion, then you have no heart or brain. You’re full of ignorance refusing to learn and be uncomfortable.
The time is NOW for REAL change America.

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By Heidy De La Cruz

Daughter of God, Wife, Writer, Poet, Mother, and lover of life

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