Let Freedom Bang!

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There comes a time in your life where you reach a peak of knowing what you stand for. Once you get there, it’s so important to never falter, and to always remain strong. No matter what people think of you. It’s important because although it may take days, months, and even years, change comes about when you lead by example.

A lot of people you thought would ride with you forever fall by the sideline. And I know people say, “don’t lose friends and family over difference of opinion.” That’s shit advice in certain situations. If what that person stands for is something that hurts you, or even a certain people that you love and care for, and stand for, then that friendship and even family relation can’t and won’t work. I say that in the most compassionate way. It doesn’t mean that I believe that my opinion or belief is the only one in the world. It does mean that in certain sections of certain beliefs or battles, my opinion and what I stand for will take top priority. And those who carry beliefs that cause harm or oppression to others have to get off of the path, and give up their seat at the table. Our season in each other’s lives may be ending in that moment. You must be strong enough in your beliefs and standards, that when it’s necessary to finally cut that cord, you do so without hesitation.

Freedom is a word that many take for granted. It’s swallowed up and spit out like yesterday’s trash. Most seem to forget that to many still out there in this nation, and many others, freedom is life or death. It’s oppression and a constant knife to the wrist. It’s putting your hurting child to bed in tears, locking a window, and double checking the doors, knowing that tomorrow, you’ll have to explain to them why they look different and are treated different than other children simply because of the color of their skin. It’s giving a preparation talk with them before simply leaving the house for the store. Your job of raising these innocent children is a challenge that a lot wouldn’t understand, and sadly, a lot also don’t care to. This oppression, carried over to innocent children throughout generations, is one of the reasons that I stand strong in my stance and belief in equality and also eradicating systematic racism, bigotry, homophobia, and just pure ignorance in this world.

Freedom to many others is simply loving who they want to love out loud and unchained. I am a woman who loves women and men. I value them equally.

I only wish to explore the parts of this world that are untapped in every crevice. To be truly free to be myself unapologetically. I make a choice to do it rather you like it or not. But how beautiful would it be if you just chose to love me anyway? To really smile my way and be ok that I stand for what I stand for.

I am gay.

I am straight.

I am black.

I am white.

I am lost.

I am found.

I am sad.

I am happy.

I am chained.

And finally, I am free.

Revolution

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But I feel a revolution on the rise..

With their beautiful black skin,

and my pale blue eyes.

We’ll link up our arms,

and plow through this hate.

Go on, hide in your bunkers,

we’ll knock down the gate.

 

The time has come to hear us.

You won’t be able to drown us out.

We’re coming out in masses,

and we’re gonna scream and shout.

 

This fight ends with victory,

finally for us this time.

You’ll be the ones behind the barriers,

where the punishments will finally fit the crimes.

 

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I Want To Live, I Want To Breathe..

Change, Change, Change…

We scream out.
They laugh, they point, and they all doubt.
We take a knee,
And beg and plead,
We Scream out gasping…

I CAN’T BREATHE!

Now, the tides have washed away,
and death tolls, still they rise.
No one is listening,
many just turning their heads,
even the seemingly wise.

So at the last of all our strength,
We armor up.
We kiss our peace,
before we step out the door.
We’ve tried everything else, now’s the time,
we’ll destroy it all,
from the ceiling to the floor.

Can you hear us now?
Brothers and sisters we tried.
We knelt down defenseless,
while you beat us down til we cried.

But now the fight is on,
and we’ll scream until at last…
You see us as your equal,
and finally leave separation in the past.

You see, we just want justice.
And to tuck our children in without panic.
These heartaches, they have been weighing down,
causing us to be completely manic.

These are our last attempts at peace,
and yet you are surprised?
That we would seem overly violent,
after trying to be peaceful,
like you’ve been hypnotized.

You have no idea,
how hard these generations have been.
To be here decades later,
still fighting off these same violent trends.

We were born from a mother and a father,
just the same as you and your kin.
Yet always treated differently,
simply because the color of our skin.

We want our loved ones safe from harm,
we want a justified end.
We won’t stop and won’t be silenced,
Til we’re acknowledged face to face, and given a respectful mend.

So, stand up for something,
or get out of our way.
We’re going to tear the current kingdom down,
We’re gonna rebuild,
join hands in this nation,
and it starts today.

Join us or get left behind,
We’ll all come out, and if needed, push and shove.
No more death for simply existing,
This new world is gonna bring a brotherhood of love….