I Am Like You

by Amina Muhammad

A am like you
my face wears a mask torn by agony
in the dark I'm haunted by emotions
my heart shines with every tear 
I carry my fears on my back
and suffer from trampling feet
I am like you 
invisible to my pain 
my soul wearies of humanity 
my eyes become tired of staring into the faces of silence
I am like you
as I listen to life calling life
I breath of hope
I am like you
caught up by loneliness
fighting the past with the present
replacing the old with the new
I am you
a mother, a sister, a daughter, a father, a brother,
a people crying for love
I am the strength you sow
for the rich you shall reap in time 
I am pleading for more time of
life, light, and freedom
I am like you
I am beauty, full of wisdom,
life and love
I am energy that feeds on peace
I am strong again.... 
I am like you....

I Am Like You by Amina Muhammad

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