You did not settle

In violent hours

Fending off pelting showers

You did not settle

You surfed the wave

Climbed the towering tree

You did not settle

In smoke-filled rooms

Care-less days and lonely nights

You did not settle

You carried with strength

The heavy load of a child

You did not settle

In unequal worlds

Victim of indignity

You did not settle

Colors have changed

But Black and White remain

Why should you settle?

Heroes have risen and fallen

Because they would not settle.

13 thoughts on “You did not settle

  1. I found this both vindicating and empowering. It has the wording of a tribute but the heart of a call to action. Hence, I shall take heed.

    Here’s to continuing to resist, and fighting for what’s ours, regardless of what lesser options they are forcing us to make do with.

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