I wept today
I was taken back in the past.
I was in a room with a window, full of black men and a black woman.
They were all doing well and happy for themselves,
Well enough in their times so they thought.
It seemed that I knew the fate of each of them and their children,
And it wasn’t pretty.
Because of the time they thought they could only go so far in their lives.
I could not say anything about the future.
A lot of history would be undone, and my conscience would not let me.
I could not tell them about all the black professionals, lawyers, doctors, and educators or black president that the future held.
My conscience would not let me.
I looked at the window and saw black people laboring, hustling, bustling and stressed with even less than we have today.
An argument started in the room so my attention turned back to the men,
And knowing their fate I started to weep.
Then then I heard something very Clear,
The lone woman in the room said LORD and she starting to sing a hymn.
I smiled and turned to the men and said YES we can do better,
I said it again but this time it seemed faint as if I was disappearing.
I woke up back in my bed but with a smile.
I went straight to my computer and started to type what I remembered.
We all can do better!
Do not let the past struggles stop you from achieving great thing in the future!
By Leslie Jean-Pierre
July 15, 2013