The fight continues

as history replays

the bloody battles

of our yesterdays.

Our elders know

the fight is hard,

their bodies broken,

their faces scarred.

Still they carry on

and inspire anew

the fire in our hearts,

to which we must be true.

Do not hold us down,

for when we rise

that fire will burn bright

exposing all your lies.

A new generation

stands united by love,

not because we are different

but because we rise above.

Brothers and sisters we are

and we must coexist;

now is our time

to rise up and resist.

© Autumn Siders 2017