Spoken word poem addressing issues of racism by Christian Spoken Word artist Licy Be.
I haven’t slept, with thoughts of racism and riots running through my mind. I am praying for change as we deeply need God’s help to learn to love one another as God loves us. This spoken word poem takes a faith / gospel approach towards issues or racism and inequality. Licy Be has launched a podcast to release future poetry called Licy Be Poems, for future Christian spoken word and poetry content please follow on Spotify and/or subscribe to YouTube. Thank you to all that contributed to this poem, lets rise up & be the generation that makes that Martin Luther King dream a reality 🙌🏽🙏🏽 #blacklivesmatter #spokenword #racism #riots #georgefloyd music by Moflo Music, artwork by Jasmine Campisi.

LYRICS by Licy Be

BLACK LIVES MATTER. How many hearts need to shatter before we turn the page and start a new chapter… slavery was abolished they printed it in the news. But the headlines I’m reading show that’s far from the truth…
Because people are still captive to their skin colour of which none of us can choose.

how much more blood needs to be spilled, will smith said racisms not getting worse it’s just getting filmed, that because this is not the first time a black person has been killed…it’s happened over and over and over again, they say repetition it’s like the definition of insanity so what is that saying?

This world is broken and it needs to change… This has been happening since the begging of the age since Abel and Cain, they even killed Jesus when He came…

If I could take off my skin and leave it at the door. And you couldn’t see colour anymore
Would hearts be worth fighting for?
I understand that the thought that may cross some minds… The thought of I don’t need this in my life…
But if you live in this age and time, then you can’t not fight
it shouldn’t be a privilege to have skin that is white,
And I recognise that if any one of us stays silent then we all loose the fight.

Because ignoring it is as bad as condoning, looking away is the same, cos at the end of the day when a god calls your name what will you say, God I chose to look away, cos that probably won’t cut it on judgement day.

And choosing not to take par is a choice, but It will result in more broken heart if you don’t use your voice…so I’m calling on every colour to make some noise in the direction of racism, now is not the time to be afraid or complacent, now is the time to stand on the same side as this statement black lives matter.

Raise your hands to God and wave them like a banner, in surrender to Him because we cannot win this fight separate Him…. who was killed, 3 nails and a ham hammer, He’s more relatable than you might imagine…

Our god is a god colour – born in the Middle East, He was not white as many believe.
Jesus, son of God. They called Him the King of peace, something we know little about but desperately need.

This cannot become another forgotten headline, this is the point where we need to rise and draw the line.
So what does change look like in your mind?
I believe the answers are in the word of God and they have been there this whole time

I may be wrong, but I don’t think it’s a lack of answers or not knowing what to do.. but a lack of action, and application of the truth.

Jesus said this, a new commandment I give to you, Love one another I have loved you..

If you are a believer then, this is the truth, and it’s this truth that we need to choose,

The bible says God made from one man every nation,
There is neither Greek nor Jew, slave nor free, male nor female so what do you see? I believe God was painting a picture of unity.

We need not look at ourselves to find the answers but we must be compelled to take our chances on the God of love…

Peace and a sound mind… and to some this may or may not sound fine, but if you don’t beleive in Jesus then tell me do you believe in Love, because they are one in the same, and for this reason Jesus came, to heal our brokenness and set the captives free,.

We only need reminisce on our history to see that racism never ends happily… We all know of a great man that once spoke of a dream,

Let this generation be the one where that dream is finally seen.

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  2. Can I use your voice and have students put together a visual using your voice in a digital project on racism? I would of course give you credit. I just think your message is awesome. Thanks

  3. "Repitition is like the definition of insanity". Great piece!!!
    Racism never left us, it's always been here. True that. Let's make some noise about this! Good to see one more person making noise about this like me

  4. Hey x this is amazing!!!!! Well said!!! I've also done a spoken word on mmy channel and would really really appreciate if you checked it out x

  5. #BLACKLIVESMATTER

    I am white but black lives matter as much as ours matter. You shouldn’t have on someone because of their skin. They shouldn’t have to suffer because of something they didn’t get to choose, we shouldn’t have to deal with people like racist people in this world. It’s stupid and childish. We NEED to fight for their lives. A BLACK woman was yelled at for being “too loud” AT A PETITION. We need to speak up and make some noise for everyone around the world, rather you’re black, white, or even mixed for that matter. We need to speak up. We need to make the world peaceful instead of having hatred towards someone cause their different. When I was young, I was taught that being different is good, it’s what makes you unique.