This poem is by Adana of Upper Key Stage 2 , Chalkhill School
Why is Black History Month more important than ever this year?
Why is this important more this year?
Why don't we take a closer look?
Surely we're somewhere near,
Or will we need a book?
Maybe it's because of the terrible deaths
such as Mr. Floyd
We all know when and where it happened but why?
I would have to embroil,
Was there a reason for the young man to die?
Was his skin colour a crime?
This is certainly not for the first time
Hence all the protests, marches and ‘take the knees’
To put an end to racism or show some acknowledgment please!
Not just for a week or month
But 365 days a year!
I don't know if it's just me or you too,
But I feel as if I am going to shed a tear.
I am very grateful if you have read up to here,
Now show your pledge and commitment
So we grow up in the world of no fear.
Thanks to Timberpoint Elementary School for the image