TAKE A KNEE BY KWAME ALEXANDER…

December 5th, 2017

TAKE A KNEE

Take a moment,
Take a picture,
Take a boy
Take a park
Take a toy
Take a man
Take a gun
Take a guess
Take a look
Take a shot
Take a bullet
Take a life
Take a life?
Take a life
Take Tamir
Take Trayvon
Take Cornelius
Take Philando
Take Jamar
Take Sandra
Take William
Take Terrence
Take Freddy
Take Alton
Take Christian
Take Jesse
Take Keith
Take Walter
Take a breath

Take Cleveland
Take Ferguson
Take Tulsa
Take lives
Takes a course
Take a knee
Take offense?
Taking loss
Takes a toll
Taking knees
Takes a load
Taking stands
Takes a lot
Take a stand
Take my word
Take the word
Taking lives
Takes your soul
Takes our dreams
Takes them hostage
Takes them out
Takes us back
Take a stand
Take this moment
Take this flag
Take this dream
Take us forward
Take this moment
Take a picture
Take this boy
Take that boy
Take that man
And this man
Take us all
Take you
Take me, yeah
Take me, now
Take a shot
At not giving up
On America
Take a knee

—Kwame Alexander

Also, listen to Kwame talk about poetry and read Take A Knee on The Opposition.

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