For Breonna Taylor

we’re riding together

one mission

one voice for Breonna Taylor

and for all the unnamed Black women

who have been killed and brutally taken from this world

We ride because killers need to be punished.

We ride because we want justice.

We are not born knowing

it’s something that we have to learn

sometimes

it comes easy

Sometimes

it’s hard

Like life

Like justice

Like equality

but with commitment

dedication

confrontation

We CAN DO IT

TESE -TESE- TESE

But it takes energy

all your muscles , your mind and your body working in sync

to move the bicycle

to move the wheels

how fast you move is equal to how much energy you use

to turn the spokes of the wheel

the faster we learn how to ride

the faster we get to be free

Free to go wherever we want

Without fear

This is LIFE

we can’t do it by ourselves

because one person riding fast is not going to get us there

we need someone else to push us forward

TESE TESE TESE

So we ride towards the same destination

the other side; Freedom

and it doesn’t matter what kind of bike you have

how much money you spent or make

Doesn’t matter if it’s borrowed or handed down

doesn’t matter how tall or how short you are

The color of your skin

Whether you’re young or old

Or how much you weigh

it only matters

It only matters

That you are willing to ride

Today we are here

TESE TESE TESE

RIDING for justice

SPEAKING UP for justice

Because it’s JUST US
HERE

And there will be challenges along the way

Bumps , curves

Setbacks

aches, pains

But we are all

HERE

NOW

Demanding justice

Riding together

RiDING FOR Breonna Taylor

RIDING FOR OUR LIVES

  • Tese means All of us /Together in my native tongue Shona from Zimbabwe

https://soundcloud.com/u-meleni/poem-for-breonna-taylor

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U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo

U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo

Award winning Poet , Mom & Author of new poetry collection “Soul Psalms” http://amzn.to/1T34SiV