“It’s NOT my fault!” You say –
As you stand in silence to the lack of equity and injustices that’s displayed!
You turn your head and refuse to see the existence of such a thing –
You say I wasn’t there, how is this my fault, you sing!
Well let me tell you my friend, it’s our ability – To become, the responsibility!
To be part of the of the solution –
To educate, support and help, bring resolution!
To a world victimized by all the ism’s –
We need more activism!
I believe it is my purpose to be a Steward of the earth – For the greater good
In my community, in my world –
I cannot sit in silence or turn an eye to the injustice as it swirls!
Round and round we go –
And still we do not know!
Our eyes are open yet we do not see –
When we stand in silence and let things, just be!
We continue to leave the wounds unhealed-
Because we believe we’ll stir up problems with our lips unsealed!
Well I don’t care if I rattle a few chains –
If it helps to subside the suffering pains!
I’ve wronged people in my life,
can you say you’ve not –
It’s taken courage to face this truth I’ve sought!
It’s humbled me
Forgiveness is the ally that I breed!
I’ve been empowered to be a better human – To cultivate compassion, and weed out the inhumane!
I may not be able to change history –
Yet I’m able to change myself, my thoughts my attitude, to rewrite my story!
I must believe this to be true –
Or I will die a slow painful death, I’m sure!
Disconnection is a symptom of fear –
Fear of the unknown, ignorance that showers the soul with dreadful tears!
I may not have been physically present in the day –
However, I can still feel the sorrow and pain that was caused in every way!
I feel it in my blood, my soul.
And until I face this fact I cannot feel whole!
Half of my Ancestors were raped and murdered , stripped of their
While the other half lived in riches at their expense, like vultures!
I could say it’s not my fault, for I wasn’t there –
But the truth remains, I’m there as long as I’m aware!
I choose to listen and show up for the greater good –
That supports unity and harmony for All, as it should!
I urge you now, take your disconnection –
Find a way to turn it into Reconnection!
By: Alicia Tarin – 2020