Poetry

A Letter to my Royal Family on the Inside

To my brothers and sisters,
Trapped on the insideslavery
This is for my Kings and Queens
I am a warrior fighting for you
Know that your demonstration has been seen

This is for my royal family
Strapped in the armor of golden skin
Do not become week
You are empowered with Melanin

This is statement full of hope
Yet wrapped in rage
Because no human being should be locked in a cage
And all people should be paid a living wage

So I will use my privilege on the outside like a stage
Calling out each brand that uses your labor to save

Your profuse-ness
Stripped me of all my excuses
I cannot allow myself
To be idle and useless

My heart screams
“This is your chance
Don’t loose this”
So I choose to stand

I refuse to shop, buy or eat
At any of these brands

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About Amani Sawari

I am a University of Washington alum, Class of 2016. I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in two majors: Media and Communications AND Law, Economics and Public Policy. It's a mouthful but it illustrates how I have a hard time doing only one 'thing'. I am a writer, poet, singer, songwriter and much more. I enjoy sharing my experiences and perspectives with those who are interested and I am a proud member of the black diaspora!
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