“Together We Stand” (poem / poetry)

Some people don’t care about crippling oppression,
As long as it isn’t happening to them,
They’ll try their best, to teach us a lesson,
Which is from where the root of the problem has stemmed.

Their arguments hold less weight than a feather,
Every word they utter, fortifies their cold views,
As they try to stop us from uniting together,
By shutting us down, with loopholes and abuse.

They see that the beehive is acting with honour,
So they poke it with sticks, tempting hateful reactions,
They’re desperate to say, “look, these people are monsters!”
Those tricked into violence, feed the greatest distraction.

Civil rights abuses are disgusting, period,
Perpetrators now have no place left to hide,
To my brothers and sisters of all colours, none inferior,
As we all stand as one, my heart gushes with pride.

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It’s been extremely heartwarming seeing so many people of all colours and races, standing side by side in opposition of the treatment of black people. We are not currently treated as equals by all people, or “the establishment”, thanks to loopholes in our laws, the abuse of authority by some enforcement officials, and the legacy of centuries of brainwashing, but hopefully, these inspiring efforts will begin to undo this.

I wish to wholeheartedly thank the majority of our global black community, for having the strength to show that enough is enough, without tarnishing our cause with reckless and overly aggressive behaviour. I also want to thank our allies for their support; empathy; and their passion in calling out both our oppressors, and those too ignorant to do anything but criticise.

This movement is but a stepping stone in righting the ills of this World. Once we have stopped these long standing atrocities, and we have a greater sense of racial equality, we can then begin to focus our energies on other worthwhile causes, together.

It is both a difficult and a beautiful time to be alive. We have gone through so much pain and suffering, but we also live in an age where we can mobilise so much quicker and more effectively, that there is no problem we can’t solve, as long as we stick together, lead with our hearts and continue to stand up for what is right!

Love and Respect to you all, always,

Following Whispers.

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Author: Following Whispers

Hello, I'm Following Whispers, an English poet and author who has been writing for over two decades. I'm a self-professed geek who can get deep sometimes, but I personally don't take myself too seriously, I just love to have fun, plus inspire myself and others. In my early twenties, I realised that beauty can be born out of not only love, but also pain and other motivations. The more I used writing poetry to make sense of my busy mind, the more it helped me to find a silver lining in even the darkest emotions, experiences, observations and topics; find positivity even in the face of extreme negativity; find strength when I was being forced to feel weak; and find hope that my tomorrows would be brighter. I began publishing my writing in 2018 and currently have three books available Worldwide, including my most recent release "Poems That Move You". I have bared my soul in each and every one of my poems, and I'm confident that you'll get just as much from reading them and relating them, as I did from writing them. Please feel free to look around my site and read the free poems I've shared there, after which, why not pick up a book of mine, drop by Instagram, connect with me and say hello!

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