Someone Told Me

By Shazzar Kallie

Someone told me I shouldn't dream
because being poor, young and Black
I had no means.

They said I was wasting my time
thinking I was going to be someone
with a mind.

But I say, no matter how
poor, young and Black
I am.

I can do anything
if I keep the faith and believe
I can.

© 1990

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