We Must Reject The Hate You GaveDesiraé Simmons Submitted by Julia Bayha
How many ways do I have to see
The hate you give?
How many examples are enough
So I may simply live?
When can I cry uncle and you’ll agree
I’ve paid a high enough price to finally be
Where can I feel safe?
Where can I be safe?
Where do I even learn what that even means?
What do I imagine it will be like
To see love all around me?
What colors and sounds fill my dreams
While I sleep so peacefully?
Who would have thought that day would be
As far away as the tops of those California
Why do you act this way?
Why do we act this way?
Why can’t I learn to just accept this way?
It hurts so much to hold this hate.
It hurts so much to believe this hate.
The only answer is us.
We must heal ourselves.
We must heal one another.
We must love, not hate.
Because I wouldn’t wish this burden on anyone.
Not one, but us.
That’s when we know we’ve won!