Who Are We?

January 18, 2016 by Guest Student Author

by Mckim Jean-Pierre '16

We are from north, from south, from east to west.

We are the oppressed, the broken the hurt.

We are the ones whose skin has been burned under the blazing hot sun of the light so called justice.

The ones whose bodies contain all too many and all too little curves, for our supposed owner, the man.

We are the ones kept in shadows and cloaked in secrets, now only able to let out muffled cries.

But we will keep crying.

We will shout and yell and jump until our voices are heard.

Because alone we are nothing, but together we are everything.

Everyday is another struggle, but we fight for tomorrow.

For the day that our skins won't be their own sins.

For the day that our mind controls our bodies, and hate doesn't control our minds.

For the day that we can shine a true light of justice, fair, and true.

For the day that we can stand up and say.

Who are we?

We are women.

Women who are dark and light and in between.

We are truth.

We are reality.

We are hope.

And we will be freed

Written by Guest Student Author

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

Filed Under: Martin Luther King Jr, anti-racism, social justice, Martin Luther King Day, Education