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The Race by Micaiah '25

Micaiah ’25 recited her original poem, The Race, during this week’s all community Chapel to give a voice to her perspective, during Black History Month.

The Race
by Micaiah '25

I know I'm a stop
On the way
The way to freedom
The way to life
As it should be lived
I raise my hand
Scream "pick me" "pick me"
But no one will
So I call on myself
My knowledge
My understanding
My truth
But doesn't matter
Because soon it won't be my anything
The world will take it
And elaborate on something already full length
Weaseling through the cracks
I'll break my back
And it will become something more
I'll shout from the rooftops
But I'll be drowned by the people who think they know better
And maybe they don't
Or maybe they do
And if they do I have to preform the run of a lifetime
The hounds are ruthless
With fangs the size of my body
Preying on the miserable
The hopeless
The ugly
But not me
I think I'm stronger
And all is good until all becomes hell
And you realize you're not
So you falter in your ways
Counting days
Until their craze is numbed
When really the cycle has just begun
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