Arise (To realize there are many colors)

A new day to begin again,
but being wrapped in black skin and sin
All of us are guilty because we indulge in thoughts and actions,
for many the day is blackened
There is one factor that causes this disparity
because true equality is such a rarity
Some actually believe that one color is superior to all others
We can see there are so many beautiful colors
It is unfortunate that the wrong one can bring death
Many in situations that ended with their last breath
just by being the wrong shade in the wrong place
On this planet we have so much space to arise to a new day where
everything blends like a botanical garden
And to be afforded a pardon
Because the principle is all are created equal
But we are participating in the sequel
where none of that is true at all
The goal is to keep our minds in a cell wall
One color seems to dominate the positions of power
placing fear and hatred to force us to cower
But One that created all colors will have the final say
on that glorious day
And the people who felt there was only one hue to be privileged and all others
relegated to nothing will be elevated to prominence
To the One that has the ultimate dominance
And the first shall be last and the last first
Which is to be everlasting

Nolan P. Holloway Jr., a poet living in Atlanta, Georgia, published his first book of poetry Into My Rotation, A collection of Scribes in 2010. Since then he has had two additional books “Journey to the Poetic Light, Illuminations” and “Life Between the Words”. His work has also been featured in two anthologies. His books are available in the Gwinnett public library and the MEDU bookstore, which spotlights African American authors of all genres. Nolan has read his poetry at different venues where he was the featured author, together with podcasts, internet radio shows, etc. which led to his co-hosting The Level Up on Facebook and YouTube. He is currently venturing into the world of voiceovers. Read other articles by Nolan P..