Wants of life

I want to live in a world where equality means equality

Where you can say I love being white and you can say I love being black

I want to live in a world where I never have to fear for the thought my brother might not come home

I want to live in a world where it’s ok to have friends and a significant other who aren’t  the same race as you

I want to live in a world where jokes are funny even when they hit a touchy subject

I want to live in a world where actual issues are solved instead of on Twitter

I want to live in a world where fear does not come with the price of being a race

I want to live in a world where Asian and Hispanics are also seen in this narrow world of black and white

I want to live in a world where corruption and greed cease to exist

I want to live in a world where people don’t tell me how great of a country Africa is

Where happiness is found in the most mundane of obligation

I want to live in a world where thinking of tomorrow brings joy and the past of lessons learned

I want to live in a world where my children never know the fear I once saw on the faces of people in the TV screen

I want to live in a world where racism is only a thought to those of the past and not of the present

I want to live in a world where I never feel the need to write poems like these

I want to live in a world of peace.

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4 thoughts on “Wants of life

  1. I like your use of repetition with what you want. I makes it specific voice, not of a group but of a human being. I also like how you touched on making it an issue of the past, because it reinforces the point that these issues are still occurring today.

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  2. Like Ava mentioned, I like your use of repetition because it adds so much more meaning to your poem. It is humbling, it is awakening. I like how you referred to broad topics that are easily understood, but also made the poem personal, like when you mentioned your brother. Nice work!

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