This I Believe

Morgan - Glenwillow, Ohio
Entered on February 13, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
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This I believe

A great man once said “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

By starting with one, we can begin to make it plural.

In looking at the world, tears begin to fall from my eyes

But in order to be strong, the violence has to die

I sit and wonder why interracial couples get so many stares

I sit and wonder because my complexion is darker my life doesn’t seem fair

I sit and wonder why we know more about Barack’s past but less about what he is preaching

I sit and wonder why other candidates are there, but Hillary is steadily reaching.

I don’t understand.

I don’t understand why race is a bigger issue than starvation.

I don’t understand why there is poverty in this nation

I don’t understand why Jena 6 is going on in 2007

I don’t understand why little girls get shot at the age of 11.

I don’t understand why we fight in order to gain peace

I don’t understand why the world is in a state that it shouldn’t be

Yet, I still believe.

When asked what I believe in, I believe in a person’s ability to effect change

I believe the “good of man” is still alive today

I believe although the world is corrupted, beauty is still around.

I believe the pureness of the heart can still be found.

I believe in living life, loving life and always remembering to laugh

I believe we can turn bad things into a forgotten past.

I believe that although we have a long way to go change will come.

This can happen by turning me, you and them—into one.

I believe in unity and the power of the mind

I believe together we can change this world in time

I believe in the love that we have for one another

I believe in the joy that we can bring out in each other

Don’t ask me what I, no, we can achieve,

I believe in us, and in this I believe.