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 6/24/21
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 Toothless? No With fangs the size of my body Preying on the miserable The hopeless The ugly But not me I think I'm stronger Better 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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