Have I been asleep in a dream full of toil?
Laboring to grow, trudging, but never watering the soil
Years spent clawing and grasping at straws
Never really growing, never really fighting while authority broke laws
So absorbed with existence and future opportunity
Never stopping to think about my earthly community
People are suffocating and dying and with every breath I wonder
How many more lives need to be lost, left squandered in the gutter?
As I watch the images all around me of lives yearning to be free
How is there still this much sorrow and still so many in need?
Looking back maybe it was not sleep, but rather twilight
Consumed with rest and survival, never understanding other’s bigger fight
Just being complacent now after all this rage seems like a sin
There is no going back, there is no rest, but where do I begin
In twilight the stories felt far like bad dreams, but in the end not my own
As bad as life was, my heartache and suffering was still from a throne
As I fully wake I pray the world repents away the shame
With so much hate around us that every dead soul has no name
As this twilight fades may I have a voice for those with none
May the clueless open their eyes compelled to save every mother’s son
As I awaken my spirit to see the pain and injustice
Will those lost souls continue to be hate’s accomplice?
As I hear the masses call out beckoning for equality
May the world hear the audible heartbeat of humanity
The slumber is over and the twilight retired
Leaving only room for justice, love and hope’s burning fire
May we lift each beautiful soul up in glory wrapping their ancestors in light
As statues fall and voices are lifted for justice there can be no sleep not even twilight
I can't sleep. I lay in twilight devastated for my brothers and sisters of the world that fight daily for equality and while I was fighting for my own survival I never realized that there was so much more I could have been doing to learn, grow and stand up for justice.