Untitled Poem

January 17, 2018 by Guest Student Author

by Ferima Islamyate



Together we stand,

Against the greatest challenges,

That covers our light,

Regardless of race or personality,

We stand,

Dreams of this day,


A reality,

The melanin that flows through my skin like honey,

Is now my pride and joy,

I stand amongst people,

Different from me,

Warmth spreads through my heart,

As I appreciate the success of the fight for,



Something that we yearn yet fail,

To spread,

The efforts to maintain,

This new found social structure,

Buckles from time to time,

As our natural human instincts,

Forces its way back into,


Acceptance of one another,

Proves to be a struggle,

As we turn in circles,

Trying to move forward,


Something taught as a weapon,

By those before us,

Fail to be remembered as we,

Hurt each other with,





And guns


We must remember,

What we are here for,

To make the world a better place,

Than it was before we got here,

To love each other and be there for one another,

In times of need,

Life will challenge us to challenge ourselves,

Life will force us to change,

Life will sometimes force us,

To do things we are not proud of,

But we must remember our purpose,

We must remember,


And unity

Written by Guest Student Author

Periodically students volunteer or are asked to write for the Stoneleigh-Burnham blog.

Filed Under: Martin Luther King Jr, Poetry, anti-racism, Martin Luther King Day, Student work, Student Writing, Poem