“They might say he was a dreamer...but he's not the only one.”
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It seems that history is bound to repeat itself until we get it right. I was inspired by the stories shared and also a little disheartened as it seems we are still fighting for the same respect, rights and consideration that so many other Americans have readily been handed. I wanted to talk about what my role is in making a difference as a poet, writer, educator and producer and how we need to bridge the age divide and let the elders give stories from their lifetime of experience and the youth give their perspective, present experience and how both should collaborate on new ideas and tactics to achieve the common goal of absolute freedom.
“They might say he was a dreamer...but he's not the only one...”
You can kill the dreamer but you can't kill the dream
53 years later and it almost seems we‘ve lost steam
They say if you don't know your history
you are bound to repeat the same mistakes
well here we are in the thick of it
and the youth have raised the stakes
I'm inspired by the organization, determination, and sacrifice,
so that I might live with more equal rights
but the fight is far from over, unfortunate as it may seem,
we've got to reignite the fight from the elders to the teens.
My mind is my superpower, my words are my tool,
my weapon, my beacon, my knowledge beyond school.
So I use them like lightning and scissors and fire,
to melt, to awaken, to educate and inspire.
I wear it like armor, for I am a warrior of light
I speak to spit sparks and I mark it with might
I was born a dreamer but my heart is an activist
so my mind is not merely the catch, but the catalyst
The dream it lives on, not exclusive to one
I choose to gather thoughts, minds and passion so dreamers...dream on.