Beautiful poem written by Maya, a budding SAALT member from Maryland.


Together, we’re one,
Together, we belong;

But apart,
Discriminated and racist,
Proud and vain;

We lose who we are,
We lose the soul within;

We destroy the foundation,
Set by a larger force;

We contradict the natural rhythm,
The heartbeat of millions;

Beneath, above, surrounding us,
Helping us,
Leading us back to the true way we were meant to be;

But still we ignore,
Set in our ways;

If only we could fix ourselves,
Then the world would be right;

But then,
We cannot.

Can we?