by Baraka Adaodat Juliette aged 17

To all those asking for violence, you will have to look elsewhere,
Because we youths of today have decided to make a change,
We need no money to cause violence, burn houses, kill people,
If that money will make me lose my brother, I say NO.

I need not think about violence, racism, rich or poor,
God made you and I out of peace, why should you cause violence?
I don’t care if you are black, white or yellow,
We will still be together, NO – I won’t accept violence.

But as long as we wear white to weddings and black to funerals,
As long as we believe that white is holy and black is sin,
As long as we believe that no black shall lead a white…
If you don’t love peace, definitely you will love a piece of violence.


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