I Like a Sharp Pencil
Black Lives Matter–what the world needs to hear.
Ev’ryone matters, but that’s not the point.
Black folks need our ears, our hearts, our minds joint.
Bless them and respect what they say and fear.
We would do well, our attentions high gear.
Acknowledge their pain. Go forward conjoint.
We can do better. We must. That’s the point.
Don’t ignore their cries. Don’t dare drop one tear.
Are we not brothers and sisters, I ask?
Love your neighbor. Defend to the end too.
Black Lives Matter. Face injustice past due.
Together we rise, we throw down our masks.
What the world could be like–all people free
bound by love alone from which need not flee.
I like the two different rhyme schemes. Also, “Ev’ryone matters, but that’s not the point.”