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Photo by Robin Harwick, 2016

What will it take for you to see
it is more than just a tree

What will it take for you to know
the knowledge you gain depends on what you sow

What will it take for you to see

I’m sure you won’t listen to me

For who am I? I have no degree
what I learn doesn’t come from a university
but from all that I see

Although your schools will give you status
Now is the time to Let US
…teach you

Let us teach you of things you don’t know
and the seed we plant will surely grow

What will it take for you to see
the hurt in my eyes is NOT for me

What will it take for you to know
each one you push down will not grow

What will it take for you to see
he is YOUR god and not for me

Stop fighting and hating then you will see
that there is more than one way to truly be free

©Robin Harwick

Note: Originally written in the 1990s, before I had any degrees. The sentiments are still valid.

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Author, Educator, Researcher, Survivor, and Youth & Family Advocate. robinharwick.com

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