Let truth enter the light of day,
as the sun rises so will our voices.
Let truth stir our souls,
swim through our marrow,
rise through our chants.
"Am I next?"
asks a little one
holding a sign,
his wispy curls cover his face.
our voices boisterous,
The streets transformed
into a sea of humanity.
This moment rings with
the truth of stolen innocence,
of fear and fury,
of memories of those
taken too soon.
Thoughts and prayers
no longer welcome.
"Enough is enough,"
Silence replaced by conversation.
Demands urged to be met by action.
awakens a fire
within our souls.
The tide has changed,
shoulder to shoulder.
The noble fight begins in unity.
Make that voice all the way to the ballots... maybe something can changeReplyDelete
I hope so....Delete
You have written this so well! Of course change will come. I am sorry it has taken this long. I hope Washington is listening.ReplyDelete
Thanks! We marched yesterday in Parkland. It was a memorable day!Delete
Fabulous...we are both thinking about truth....I love how you have ended this with such hope and unity!ReplyDelete
Hopefully they get off their butts and do something.ReplyDelete
I hope so!Delete
I hope the momentum will continue all the ways to the polls.ReplyDelete
I believe this time it's all different. I am so proud of the children.Delete
I'm one with that!ReplyDelete
'Let truth enter the light of day,' - amen to that. An impactful piece, beautifully rendered.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Wendy.Delete
I love this poem and my heart exulted yesterday watching the young people....no response from the white house OF COURSE. And oddly, very minimal reportage today on the news which makes me think directives have come from above to limit air time....? But they wont stop, thank heavens, they are not ruled by money interests so they are unafraid to speak the truth.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sherry. May truth lead the way. May this children change the world.Delete
A very heartening and inspiring response by the action of American Youth. The noble fight beginsReplyDelete
Thank you! Amen to that!Delete
Thank you so much for marching....AND for sharing your experience in poetry! Bravo to the young who are showing us the way.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mary. It was a privilege to be a part of it.Delete
Indeed, the time has come to act. Being silent and overlooking, has led us to this situation today.ReplyDelete
The time is now!Delete
Let it shine, be, do...ReplyDelete
Perfect tribute to what happened this weekend. Hope it impacts real change in our country.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rudri. I think it will.Delete
I am sure if I was US citizen I would be marching too.ReplyDelete
This was outstanding...we must continue to fight for truth!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed this very inspiring poem, Ayala. A pleasure to read you, always.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sherry.Delete
Your words are full of wisdom and truth. Let us rise. I can't help but think of my grandchildren and the world they face. Thank you for this poem!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Myrna.Delete
...and change will come.ReplyDelete
I hope they will.....Delete