kennika jones

Rise Up

All my people rise up! Take control of your life. Get a good job and take car of yourselves. Use your knowledge to be what you want to be. Stop wishing and be like the people on T.V. Rise up! And prove people wrong. This image of blacks’ has gone on far too long. You are smart! You can get a job. You can do what ever you put your mind to. Don’t let anyone not even you doubt you dreams. Listen! Slavery was enough. So stay out of hand cuffs and jail cells! Live your life to the fullest. Treat others good. What goes around comes around. Rise up like Rosa Parks, MLK, and Harriet Tubman. Keep the peace! Instead of killing each other love each other. Think about the positive. You have only one life. So rise up and live.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 17, 2011

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