Take A Knee

 

If your father strikes your mother, should you be proud of him?

Take a knee.

If your Mother beats your baby brother because he spilled his orange juice, should you protect her?

Take a knee.

If your movie hero sexually assaults someone, should you ignore it?

Take a knee.

If your police force persecutes minorities with violence, should you respect them?

Take a knee.

If your religious leaders sexually abuse vulnerable children, should you forgive them?

Take a knee.

If your president is a racist bigot who separates children from their families and seeks to enforce inequality, should you follow him blindly?

Take a knee.

If your flag is flying full mast when a war veteran has died, should you respect the people who fly the flag?

Take a knee.

 

 

If you have the strength to hold the people at the top accountable for their mistakes…

Take a knee.

If you see the world with your heart and your eyes wide open…

Take a knee.

To kneel is stronger than to stand…

Take a knee.

To cry is stronger than to pretend you are OK…

Take a knee.

If you want to stand but the weight of the corrupt is too much to bear…

Take a knee.

If you want to save the vulnerable…

Take a knee.

If you want to change the world…

Take a knee.

If you want to be free…

Take a knee.

 

 

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The Game

Life is NOT a game as we are led to believe,

Play acting scene is politics’ conceit,

If we use our most valuable assets as tools of war,

There will always be one to bully and abhor.

Raise your game, be bigger than your thoughts,

Make “got your back love” your true default,

Take your chances, look not towards blame,

Accept the truth, at the start, middle and end of the day.

It’s time to start living beyond the realms of the blues,

To kick down the goals as all games have rules,

Engage in the future, in your family and friends,

See the best in their soul, not their lack of amends.

Accept all who approach, be they white, brown or pink,

Spread love as religion is not what you think,

Do not hyper-criticise the right to exist,

For karma will reduce your friendship list.

A game has an audience, so live not as such,

Live in reality, be warm to the touch,

And live for tomorrow, through the dire straits,

There’s no extra time in this life of fate.

So make the most of what you’ve built,

Forever add patches to your life-filled quilt,

Life is NOT a game as we are led to believe,

You’re here for a bit, and then you leave.