Fri, 04/07/2017 - 15:21 -- s734934

Our core beliefs

Which were once priorities

Have come to change towards minorities

The greatest weapon is compliance

Yet that is the same thing that brings sirens

We are picked off one by one 

A race under attack

The only crime we've committed is that WE are black




We are who we are

We love who we love

Happiness is all that matters at the end of the day

It shouldnt matter if you are lesbian, bi, trans, or gay

No one should have their rights stripped by someone who doesn't have a say

Land of the free, but we have shackles on our people

Equal rights for everyone

Maybe one day we'll all be equal



The road to equality has not been an easy one

The pathway was paved by those who had a vision

 Susan B. Anthony brought us quite a way

But her work will not be complete until we get the simple stuff like equal pay

There is a lot of work to be done

We are a nation divided

It is small things that I've listed that keep us from being united



About Myself: I am Jaden Stone. I am a 17 year old senior from Tennessee. Since Being that I am a minority, the topic of civil rights is one that I am passionate about. I thank the organization for giving me a chance to express my feelings, while also giving me the oppurtunity to help fund my college education. I think that our country needs to take a step forward to help represent the underrepresented.














This poem is about: 
My country


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