who would have thought that the weight of my identity would call me to protest against all the injustices in our society
the core of my very being is being questioned in modern newsrooms and coffee chat mornings
to be black in this existence
to be a woman in this climate
oh and to be a christian and in all of these to remain silent
I am young so I must speak out?
rally’s, peaceful protests, all must be done with no violence
yet who I am has been violently attacked
and regularly not believed
you think we are all alike
you think all black people are the same
all women have the same experience
and all christians think the same
well you are truly mistaken!
let’s take all of those experiences and treat them as one,
not the same
I must stand up for my black people
speak up for my fellow females
and defend my christian brethren
what am I to do when one is attacking the other?
when they are at war against themselves
the black men abusing my black females
raping, assaulting and calling them liars
when my christian brethren are hating on my black people
saying all lives matters but not my people
did they forget that our God created us equal?
or when my females shout for all women’s rights but not the ones that exist in my bible
I believe to be free but I still see abortion as sin
It’s good to be female, just not a christian too?
what do I say?
I am a millennial right? so I must have something to say
I must do something because we are the next generation
news flash, I don’t
what more can I say?
All I can say has already been said
BLACK LIVES MATTER