Challenge Response by Melba Christie – I must speak up
My heart speaks up all the time
but the thoughts are only mine.
My soul speaks up frequently;
but my soul swears me to secrecy.
However today I must speak out loud
I must make at least, Mrs. Metelitz proud.
She always told us to take control of the shroud.
She told us to take a stand
and if we must,
what is wrong,
what is untrue,
oh yes, and whoever wants to misconstrue.
I must speak up
I cannot hold my tongue
It was ok when I was too young.
Today is the day;
when I must say,
what I feel,
Because I cannot believe
what we are all living is really real.
I must speak up before something even more horrible occurs
like more deaths because of ignorance and grave errors
or a war in the midst of this health crisis.
We must decree justice.
I am here to tell you
we must all unite.
and not allow partisan politics win the fight.
We need truth and honesty;
we cannot allow any more of this travesty.
Our democracy must prevail;
and propel our ship with the toughest of sails.
Our journey has been hard up until now;
but together we will make this virus kowtow
to our firm stance and belief
that God will help us get through our grief.
Our Nation of the people,
is our principal value;
one for all and all for one
United we will win the run.
God Bless America.