Can we move from here?
We can, but not until things change.
We can move on but we must address what’s here,
Maybe, society, is the “they”
we always hear about.
You know, the “they said that you” or
“they told me that you”… I’ve been trying to figure out
who “they” were, ever since I’ve heard about them.
Anyways, I’ve concluded, it must be society.
This community of silence when you, well when we
are seen but
behind our backs, “they” talk.
They tell tales of freedom
when we have full knowledge
and bruised memories of their
treatment of us on our backs.
Society, it perceives us based on the pictures it paints
or on the moments it measures our inferiority by.
Society, with its low standards for what’s accepted
Society, the “they” that excludes the “them”,
yeah, that’s us. Can we go?
Have we progressed?
There is always, a here, that we haven’t been given the opportunity to move from.
Notice, I didn’t accept the diminishing of our ability or abilities
because of what “they” say or do or suggest to others who don’t know us
We can go, but something has to be done
Where are we?
Look at the news,
watch the reality shows,
listen to the language we’ve learned to utilize from being degraded for so long.
We can go on and we will
with mounting adversaries and obstacles but they haven’t stopped us before.
Our strength is being encouraged.
Can we go on?
We will go on because we can.
I know, because we have.
Let’s see if this will be mentioned
in the media. Let’s see
if overcoming and overachieving
is comparable to what they show without knowing…
that we are leaving
We can and we will