Don’t Wait To Say My Name

Don’t wait to say my name

Don’t wait until my life is gone to tell your children, ‘Black Lives Matter’

Don’t wait to say my name

Don’t wait to throw your hands up in protest

Until mine have fallen bloody to the ground

Don’t you wait to say my name

It’s not just yesterday’s children that we fight to remember

Not just the ones aligned to be buried

But the mother afraid to send her children to school

The wife, her husband to work

Don’t wait to say my name

I stand before you asking for no more that recognition

Asking for respect

Asking for life

Don’t wait to say my name

Don’t pass me on the street and bow your head with implicit biases

Allow the thought to pass through your mind that you know me somehow better 

than I know myself

Don’t you wait to say my name

I am here

I can hear

I can see

And I can thrive

I am alive

And you don’t get to wait until I die to recognize

Your hands around my throat

Your poison in my veins 

The blades of your hate in my heart

Let me live, hear my cries and 

Don’t wait to say my name

Published by J.E.Brennan

May this blog fill the minds and souls of any who so choose. May my growing enlightenment brighten and illuminate the souls of all, myself as a start. May strength, power, and knowledge guide my journey to a new world.

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