How silent can you be
while you sit and listen to it…
how much can you put up with
before you say the words
trapped in your throat, the hated words
of racism ringing in your ears.
How long will it take
before you stand up for something
other then yourself, or your own skin.
Sitting in silence is a lot easier, I think
Well, easier when dealing with those
around you but not when looking in that mirror.
Can you do it?
Look in the mirror, that is, while knowing
You’ve allowed yourself to allow that
Talk around you.
*They aren’t like us, go back to your own country!*
How many must
be hurt before you speak up
Damn it! What will it take!