Black Child

Black child, black child 

You weren’t meant to thrive 

Black child, black child 

You were only meant to hide 

In this world that is broken 

And needs to be awoken 

To the words that are spoken 

Black child, black child

Don’t run from them 

Black child, black child 

Keep your hands on the rim 

Of the wheel and keep still 

Or they’ll think that you steal 

From the store down the street 

Where you paid to eat 

Only to be kicked out 

Because they seem to doubt 

Your innocence 

Black child, black child 

You weren’t meant to thrive 

Black child, black child 

You were only meant to hide

In this world that is broken 

And needs to be awoken 

To the words that are spoken 

Black child, black child 

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