Today I walked with a community
Who called out names and
Prayed on one knee
I joined in the call and response
No justice – No peace
Know justice – Know peace
Hands up – Don’t shoot
I can’t breathe
What called me to that place?
What beckoned me to be a part of this moment in time?
Faces of those I love
Relationships with those I hold dear
I had to take a stand because they matter to me
Black lives and all lives matter to me
I protest disrespect for their value and worth
Love called me to action
To cry out unacceptable!
To speak up and stand up
Stand for what I believe in
And be part of the change
I want to see