Black Lives Matter
I am so sad by some of the World and it’s ways
I am sad that in these so called, accept all, days
People are still being judged and in fear for their kin
Simply for one reason… the colour of their skin
I don’t like confrontation and I don’t often speak out
But I can’t sit back silently, that I know without doubt
I need you to know that Black lives DO matter!
And that racism is real and not carefree banter
Saying Black lives matter doesn’t mean other lives don’t
It’s simply saying that racist behaviour can’t be condoned
Why should it matter if we’re black, brown or white
Why would anyone think this is a reason to fight?
Why do people think they are better than another?
Why can’t we love everyone as if they’re our brother?
I’m fearful for my children and for their adult futures
Will they find themselves judged by mainly their features?
Will they have to work harder than all their white friends?
Or will society make changes to allow us to all blend?
Why should skin colour make you stand out from the rest?
Why should your skin colour mean you’re put to the test?
My family are a mixture of white, brown and black
Im thankful for them all as love isn’t something I lack
We are all one, even with our different skin shades
As this is plain and simply the way that we were made!
Please remember to stop and think before you judge others
And how you might feel, should it be your Sister or brother
Everyone deserves to be treated fairly and in a respectful way
This is what “Black lives matter” means at the end of the day!
Written by Mandy-May Blackburn