A Change is Gonna Come – Written by Sam Cooke
The river is reversed, gotten narrow, taking life
back while preaching it’s flowing forward.
Old men run the world silencing voices, damning difference,
tying apron strings to women’s wrists and putting
a boot on their womb telling them their bodies are not their own.
Singing holy, holy while their tongues keep beat with hypocritical.
They’re so full of noise they’ve gone deaf.
While men thump their chest of privilege, butterflies are emerging,
Their wings look fragile, but they can survive a hurricane.
They are fighting their way out of what’s holding them back.
Watch the youth…They’re the change that’s coming.
©Susie Clevenger 2023