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Speak

Time waits for no man
At least that’s what they say
This cause deserves applause
but at times I question why I stay
Because I’m runnin’ runnin’
and runnin’ runnin’
My blood’s burnin’ burnin’
and the injustice steady comin’ comin’

And yet no can see how the system is wrong
I’m enthralled by the way the top never comes down to the bottom
Now I’m not talking about the organization that
bleeds red, writes black, and isn’t afraid to give back.

No.

Because that organization speaks for the child who acts out because at home that gets him attention
It speaks for the young girl that won’t stop running but no one ever asks why
It speaks for the young boy who’s quiet and keeps his head down in the back
We must understand that if you don’t speak, you have forfeited the most important right that this country ever gave you, but even if they tried they can’t take away from you.
Understand that you speak by working with your students to solve problems they didn’t know how

You speak by advocating for that young boy who you find out is being bullied.
You speak because that conversation with the counselor can turn into a campaign stronger than the D.A.R.E. movement itself
You speak as an obligation as it the very thing that lets you know that even without voice you speak through your love

So Speak

Timothy Wright is from San Diego, CA and serve as the Impact Manager at Wheatley Middle School. He serves to see the growth of students, young adults and the communities we serve and to act as the voice in the wilderness.

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