in My Own Voice, Journey to Healing, Recovering Humanity

Black Lives Matter Monologue

*written March 11, 2017*

3 years later…

Things are getting worse…

These are the words I penned then that sadly are still true now… 😔

My Daughter

My Son

My Sister

My Brother

My Mother

My Father

They’re tearing apart my family

And no one is stopping them.

Wolves in sheeps clothing

A badge that gives them permission

A gun supposed to protect

More like a gun used to destroy

But wait…

The same thing’s happening in my own neighborhood

Only these wolves look like me

Destroying my communities

Poisoning my streets

Taking my peace

Taking out anyone in their way

Like…

My Daughter

My Son

My Sister

My Brother

My Mother

My Father

They’re tearing apart my family

And no one is stopping them.

Where are leaders?

Where are the fighters?

Where are the Moseses & Joshuas & Rahabs and Davids?

Where are the Nat Turners & Denmark Veseys & Gabriel Prosser?

Where are the Martins and the Malcolm’s & the Medgars?

Where are the late night meetings?

The Secret prayer meetings?

The strategic planning meetings?

The Underground Railroads?

Community rallies?

Where is the church?

Where are the pastors?

Where are the lay people?

Where is their stance?

Who will be the comfort for those who’ve been hurt?

Who will cry out for those with no voice?

Who will fight for those who are afraid?

Who will be the reminder for those who forgot

About…

My Daughter

My Son

My Sister

My Brother

My Mother

My Father

They’re tearing apart my family

And no one is stopping them.

But, there is good news…

It’s not too late…

There’s a few of us left…

Ready to stand up…

Ready to fight for the cause…

So, Let’s do more than talk,

Let’s make a plan and strategize.

Let’s spread the word and mobilize.

Let’s do what we can.

Let’s be the voice.

Let’s be the movement.

Let’s spark the change we want to see:

One Nation

Under God

Indivisible

With Liberty

And Justice

For All!

The journey to justice begins with one person.

The journey to liberty begins with one step.

The journey to one nation begins with you!

So…

My Daughter

My Son

My Sister

My Brother

My Mother

My Father

They’re tearing apart my family

Will YOU be the one to stop them?

#quriousthoughts #areYOUtheone

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