the likes of you


I will not bow down to the likes of you
The ones that bullied her, yea that took it tole
That's why she hung herself, yea you broke her soul,
let not forget she was just 10 years old.

I will no bow down to the likes of you
The ones that protect white supremacy but
try to tear down a black man work.
The ones that's trying to keep all the Mexicans out
because they "take your jobs",
yet your people won't do any of those jobs.

I will not bow down to the likes of you
The ones that keep the stereotypes alive of be a nigga boo hoo
with your guns and gangs yea black men I'm coming for you too
Now black women don't smile cause you lies aren't true.
See it pains me to have to say this to you but honey we're part of the problem too.

I will not bow down to the likes of you
Because my mama raised me to be strong and true.
We've got dumb asses in office
The press are complete fools
We've got mothers losing their children
Fathers not protecting their kids
Teens ain't going to school no more
And the cops scaring our neighborhoods.
Now we bitch and wine that we're not treated equally,
but i don't think that means you take it forcefully.

I will not bow down to the likes of you
Instead i will raise my kids to be careful and strong.
My daughters to be loving queens
My sons to be manly kings
I will teach them to walk with heads held high,
hearts to the sky and minds that fly.
So no matter their color or sexuality,
They will stand tall, be strong and work for what they want.
They will sing and dance and become doctors and lawyers,
artists, magicians, teachers and students but one thing they will never do
IS BOW DOWN TO THE LIKES OF YOU.

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30 Responses to “ Single poem ”

  1. josh jenkens says:

    Amazing piece

  2. Leann says:

    I’m 34 with four adopted children and I love watching them play and reminiscing my childhood that went by way too fast

  3. Leann says:

    I’m always finding different ways to cope through poetry and improving my writing skills but I love this piece you shared

  4. Brandon Mann says:

    thank you

  5. Cheryl Strait says:

    Thank you all very much.

  6. Mary Cheyne says:

    I identify with many of the sentiments in this poem. I like the practical aspects of being female but need to be outside. Iris difficult to be view as something other than fitting the mold.

  7. Elizabeth Pinkhasov says:

    Oh my gosh! I didn’t expect so many people to reply to my poem, thank you SO MUCH!!!!! It brings me so much joy that a young poet like me can inspire people of all ages!

  8. Lola Green says:

    Wondrously done!

  9. denton says:

    wait who’s poem are we talking about

  10. Zipper Wheel says:

    Short poems are brilliant and difficult to master. The greatest talent is saying more with less, saying more than personal experience, saying something irrefutably human. I should practice this more myself, but I find it a greater treasure to me to create lyrics than to free myself and others with beautiful concise truths.

  11. Megha Chatterjee says:

    I think that such poems can beautifully say a lot of things that cannot be verbally explained to people. The way your friends or relationships hurt you, a pen and paper and a poetic mind can reduce your pain. I love the power of poem writing process..

  12. April Duboce says:

    Angelique, this is bold, descriptive and beautiful. I am very sorry for the pain you went through and are still experiencing. I was raped for 4 1/2 months after my amputation. Stay strong, keep writing and know you are loved by people you don’t even know. You are a strong and courageous woman, deserving of kind and respectful love. I pray this happens for you. I will try to upload my poem about abuse to my page. Sending you hugs, strength and love.

  13. April Duboce says:

    Stacy, this is beautiful. I hear and see the meaning beneath. To heal together with this wounded bird. I can tell you have an incredibly loving soul. I wish I could meet you.

  14. April Duboce says:

    Michael, this is so very special. The love between a son and a mother is different, yet strong. I’m thrilled you had such a wonderful Mom. Your vulnerability and the integrity of this poem tell me enough about your character.You ARE a good man

  15. Merton Pajibo says:

    Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to read my poem. I appreciate your constructive criticism.

  16. Kristina Karki says:

    Can you guys rate my poems?

  17. vivid emotions says:

    awesome

  18. Kellie Parks says:

    Incredible ! Good job

  19. Aisha.Hasan says:

    This was great

  20. Aisha.Hasan says:

    Would you read my poems. Merci

  21. M.CHANDRASENA RAJESWARAN says:

    The poem Tortured Soul is poignant to torture the reader’s soul!

  22. Stephen Brownfield says:

    This is a heart felt piece and speaks to my soul, as it makes me feel you soul.

  23. Ross Mitchell says:

    Thank everyone who commented on my poem, but with so many liking my poem, how did my poem get knocked down to 3 instead of a five

  24. MK says:

    I am a new writer, but I’ve been old. I’m great at writing, so I would love it if everyone would help me by rating my poems.

  25. Sara Naquin says:

    Love it!!

  26. Sara Naquin says:

    Love it!! I like how you expressed your words. Your very much heard!

  27. Ayushi Srivastava says:

    Thank you everyone for your appreciation ..I am a student so I am trying to improve my writing skills.

  28. Ayushi Srivastava says:

    Hey! I wrote it..don’t try to do that

  29. Leyla Ahmed says:

    I love this.

  30. Raven Moonshadow says:

    No you did not. Not this one. I have my intellectual property rights reserved.

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My poem tells the story of our society today and it hit some of the points that we as a people are trying so hard to avoid.