Some of us live with oppression, at every turn we’re met with opposition,
there are those that disagree, and hold a different opinion.
Standing alone or together, everyone should have a choice,
no one should be denied their voice.
One and all should be heard,
you have to believe there’s still power in the word.
There’s a disease in the community,
like a virus with which we have no immunity.
The poison spreads, hate seems to resonate,
the intolerant discriminate, they lie in wait to instigate.
People awaken from your holier than thou bliss,
our communities are amiss, we need to take a stand against injustice.
There’s power in the people, power in the many,
don’t give in, don’t give up; we are all plenty.
Race or religion shouldn’t be a barrier, we don’t need a wall,
that’s not an answer, the whole system needs an overhaul.
Here on the home front,
the least fortunate, the most vulnerable bear the brunt.
It’s been a long wait, and a long road,
tension’s high, like a powder keg ready to explode.
If we could walk in their shoes, or see from their eyes,
we’d come to understand and sympathize.
On the home front, we must not surrender
on our shoulder, there’s an angel; an angel of our better nature.