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 march
To cry out unacceptable! 
To speak up and stand up 
Stand with
Stand for what I believe in
And be part of the change
I want to see