I like your silence And the volume at which it speaks Its honesty emits a truth which words sometimes forget The sound of silence can be deafening for some Pregnant pauses become overdue until something must be said
You could be cruel You could be kind You could also be mistaken
You pick your pauses so carefully that what follows must be heard Flooding our ears with unthoughtful words is emotional pollution Have a moment of silence Breathe and stop Wait and see Choose your battles carefully
Your tongue rests with angels in spite of all the hell it could awaken I may not always understand your silence, but I know where it comes from Birthed in a place of patience Raised with peace of mind Walked a mile with empathy The space between your words reveals what words can’t
For every Speaker, there is a Listener For every word, one must be heard
I see your silence I can still hear what you mean I feel your silence When I can understand your heart
Nothing feels the same. I feel like I think too much. When it all becomes too much, I walk past familiar places into the unknown. I found somewhere I could hear your voice. I stay till the Sun goes down.
All these dreams started with you. You saw the good in the little things. Waking up in a world without you feels false. You truly had so much love to show. Everything felt right in your light.
The night sky puts my doubts to rest. The stars dance when I say your name. Remind me I’m not alone. We had all the time in the world. But this world is not enough.
The world may change, but it’s alright. I will never be the same, but it’s alright. It’s not what I want, but it’s what you need. I’ll always know how to find you. And in finding you I find myself.
Too many Black people have died, and there are not enough words to excuse why or how they’ve died so horrifically. Every time the Black Community witnesses the reckless murdering of our Brothers and Sisters, especially at the hands of those who are sworn to protect all of us, we die too inside. We lose any sense of peace we have with every video we have to watch, every character assassination story, every excuse uttered by someone playing Devil’s Advocate, and every Racist weaponizing our very existence against us.
You can’t expect people to not feel outraged when their cries go unheard. Every stance we’ve taken up till now is WRONG, but no one seems to know the RIGHT way to give some humanity and justice to us. Racism has relentlessly snuffed out too many lives, hopes and choices. I’m tired of feeling so frustrated, it’s exhausting.
March, donate, educate and listen. Do whatever you can to encourage change.