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Hearts have teeth

by Kelli Sheckler-Amsden 6 months ago in social commentary

colorblind

Hearts have teeth
Photo by Pop & Zebra on Unsplash

In this world, during this time

It’s hard to keep it in my mind

That life has many different phases

Were aching going through the changes

Look closely at the faces

There is so much more than color

Deeper meanings to our pride

More than value to the dollar

We’re fighting for our lives

Just one more day to stay alive

When will we understand

We’re holding hearts here in our hands

And they’re still beating

We have Blood on our clothes

But we’re callous of feelings

We all hurt the same

And the time is fleeting

To realize

Our hearts have teeth

We see our pain

But can’t see yours

Demand our rights

And words be heard

We act like freedom is a given

But death is the price that’s paid

Why are we blind to see our vision

React to comments someone made

Happy to deepen our division

The balance of justice never weighed

We are the ones to make a stand

The ones to change the past

Stand together, hand in hand

Build a future made to last

One that is deaf can’t hear the hate

Sees truth, yet, colorblind

Because “WE” is what it’s gonna take

For your life and for mine

To be as it was meant to be

A colorful work if art

A grand design in the land of the free

With one United heart ❤️ 🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎

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Kelli Sheckler-Amsden
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