May 8, 2019 /

“ If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm”

It amazes me how my skin color is a factor

Having to mention this monstrosity of a

“Problem” ignites a fire in my soul, and it’s full of disgust

Disgusted of the fact that racism,

Has created boundaries that are completely foolish

but foolishly real..

Since the beginning of my time

I heard “ Look at your skin son”, “They are out to see you fail”

And “Never forget what happened Steven”

I take it all in….. But I see the future

I will never forget the past

My ancestors suffered, clinging onto dear life,

To let me see another day.

And like a Knight I wear my armor of the past with pride

But sometimes you gotta let that armor go and never forget why.

Letting that go and stepping out,

Into the world as a boy

Not a black boy

Not a white, Mexican or asian boy

But stepping out into this world as a boy

And not letting this hatred consume us.

My Skin color will not define my limits.

And an lousy excuse because of your appearance is the epitome of why racism exists.

So the a “racist” policeman pulled you over.

Prove him wrong, prove him that you are not that violent beast,

Uneducated criminal he portrays you as,

But most of all prove yourself and your ancestors,

That what they fought for was worth it,

Old Habits die hard

So let them fear us

Let them fear the new world and our triumph.

Their old ways shall not infringe what we’ve fought for

African Proverb –

“ If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm”