Words Ain’t No Walk In The Park

Oak Park Preparatory Academy

Poems from Words Ain’t No Walk in the Park, v.2, (2015)

 

“Maybe Some Day People Will Understand,”

Maybe one day people won’t care what others think.
Maybe one day live won’t be taken over shoes and clothes.
Maybe one day a mother can be at peace knowing her child is safe.

Maybe one day we can live in peace instead of death.
Maybe one day my life won’t be risked every step I take.
Maybe one day our generation will learn more than swipe
and double tap.

Maybe one day all bad will come to an end.
Maybe one day our biggest problems will vanish.
Maybe one day stupidity will end.

Maybe one day people will stop sneak dissing.
Maybe one day love will be true.
Maybe one day a child will change the world.

Taylnn Green
Oak Park Preparatory Academy’s Words Ain’t No Walk in the Park v.2 (2015)


 

My Voice

My voice is strong.
I love to sing.

My voice is as powerful
as fireworks going off,
powerful as two big speakers.

It can destroy a loud
crown into silence.

Cayla Poole
Oak Park Preparatory Academy’s Words Ain’t No Walk in the Park v.2 (2015)


 

Right Size

Somewhere in a mall there is
a plus sized girl being talked about

She’s too big to fit the clothes
but her personality is just the right size

Taylor Coker
Oak Park Preparatory Academy’s Words Ain’t No Walk in the Park v.2 (2015)


 

Steel

I am the color of steel
I am unbreakable, nothing
can get through me.

I see nothing as impossible
because impossible already
has possible inside itself.

The country sees my steel
as a black surface , hard as can
be. They see me as invincible.
They see me as a shield

blocking all negativity. I am
the kind of steel that will never
move where I stand never break

down for no man.

Lakiesha Taylor

October 18th, 2015|