The Windows of Life.... (I See New Light)

by Samuel Black

Looking out the window yesterday I saw
Shackles, plantations, whips, long days, no pay, sadness 
Lives short lived, auction block, a dream deferred
Underground Railroad, families fighting for survival 
Migration, dogs after folks moving from state to state
Looking out the window today I see
Familiesí successes and failures, shadows moving away
Needs, wants, and wishes placed open on the table
Worn hands hoping tomorrow will be a new day
Unleveled playing fields, flags with unfriendly colors 
Looking out the window into the future
I see aspirations better living, and a level playing field
New visions and possibilities for advancement
Desires and motivation for people of color rising
Living out a new and brighter creation in the future
Looking out the window of life I see new light

The Windows of Life... (I See New Light) by Samuel Black

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