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Let Me Walk

TaJuan is an aspiring writer hoping to gain experience and growth through publishing passionate works, like this one, online for the world.

“Let me walk,”

I demanded

Each and every day.

And each and every day,

My mom said no.


She said,

“No, no, no, no, no!

People like us,

People who look like us,

We aren’t allowed to walk.

They won’t let us.”


“Walk straight,”

My friend demanded

Each and every day.

And each and every day,

I said no.


I said,

“My friend, my friend, my friend, my friend, my friend!

People like us,

People who look like us,

Should be able to walk how we like.

Even though they won’t let us.”


“Stop skipping,”

She demanded

Only once.

For only those

That looked like

Her

Could skip.

I said

Nothing,

For I just skipped away

To wherever I wanted to go


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