It’s hot. Not the kind of hot that a fan can cool down.
It’s uncomfortable. The kind of sweat that can’t be digested.
There is no shade. There is no way we can gain relief.
There seems to be no tree’s in sight.
Nothing to reduce the stress associated with vulnerability
In this season where we don’t get to choose
Today you were born but you weren’t born free
At a time when faces have color
But those colors don’t get to choose their identity
But it is hard to breathe
With so many masks we wear that we did not choose
From a distance there was the sun but it got lost in silence
Some how there was a voice but it got lost in violence
Disadvantage and systems far up the ladder
Still knocked down, keep climbing
That’s what they say
Even if you are accompanied by no shade
How must we decide when to rise
When the sun is far from here
Having families with little children
Hoping the sun will reappear
Let’s just say there is hope even if it can not be seen
Lets just say there’s something to believe in even if its only just a dream
Speak up, Speak out
We are drowning in doubt
But our people know victory in the faith we were fed
How can it serve its purpose in families who lack bread?
Tell me where is the love in a world that is so cold
Hugging mothers clinging to sons and daughters
Who may one day have to get bold
Stand! It’s time to announce the new generation
Hope, healing and happiness
Standing in the spotlight
Creating the light that is not there
Giving hope to the heart in dispair
Lift every voice and sing
Let nothing turn back the hands of time
Only thing worse than having no shade
Is a hand with faith too little to climb.