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It’s more than just a Vote
February 28, 2020
We vote with our ears, we vote with our eyes.
We vote from the truths and vote from the lies.
Today, politics separated us from one another
But things were worse back then, being a man of color.
I was restricted from voting in a nation ran by whites
And it wasn’t just voting, it was all my other rights.
We were beaten on the streets for what they called “Insurrection”
But really we were beaten, fighting for rights and protection.
Then it struck us, like being hit with a mallet
The biggest way to beat this was right through the ballot.
Then it came on Dec. 6, 1865. We finally got a solution to end the pain and strive.
But then there was a loophole, which the whites had capitalized
That for blacks, was basically restriction in disguise.
For another 100 years, we fought from night until dawn
That the black race was never just a pawn.
Then the day July the 2nd, in 1964
Civil Rights Act was in effect, that had opened the door
To rights for all people regardless of race
And true equality was rearing its bright face
So the next time that you’re taking the bus
To go vote, don’t forget who came before us.
The right to vote has a bigger message to me.
It’s more than just a Vote, it’s a symbol of our unity.