Licy Be: COLOURS | Black Lives Matter Spoken Word Featured
Licy Be is from Christchurch and a much loved artist on the Life FM playlist! As well as writing incredible songs, she is a gifted poet and this poem about the Black Lives Matter movement is a powerful watch! Over on Youtube she said: "A spoken word poem addressing racism. I haven't slept, with thoughts of racism and riots running through my mind. God help, we need change, desperately. Thank you to all that contributed to this poem, lets rise up & be the generation that makes that Martin Luther King dream a reality."
LYRICS by LICY BE
"BANG. Blood splatter. BLACK LIVES MATTER. How many hearts need to shatter before we turn the page and start a new chapter... slavery was abolished they printed it in the news. But the headlines I'm reading show that's far from the truth...
Because people are still captive to thier skin colour of which none of us can choose.
how much more blood needs to be spilled, will smith said racisms not getting worse it's just getting filmed, that because this is not the first time a black person has been killed...it's happened over and over and over again, they say repetition it's like the definition of insanity so what is that saying?
This world is broken and it needs to change... This has been happening since the begging of the age since Abel and Cain, they even killed Jesus when He came...
If I could take off my skin and leave it at the door. And you couldn't see colour anymore
Would hearts be worth fighting for?
I understand that the thought that may cross some minds... The thought of I don't need this in my life...
But if you live in this age and time, then you can't not fight
it shouldn't be a privilege to have skin that is white,
Amd I recognise that if any one of us stays silent then we all loose the fight.
because ignoring it is as bad as condoning, looking away is the same, cos at the end of the day when a god calls your name what will you say, God I chose to look away, cos that probably won't cut it on judgement day.
And choosing not to take par is a choice, but It will result in more broken heart if you don't use your voice...so I'm calling on every colour to make some noise in the direction of racism, now is not the time to be afraid or complancent, now is the time to stand on the same side as this statement black lives matter.
Raise your hands to God and wave them like a banner, in surrender to Him because we cannot win this fight seperate Him.... who was killed, 3 nails and a ham hammer, He's more relatable than you might imagine...
Our god is a god colour - born in the Middle East, He was not white as many believe.
Jesus, son of God. They called Him the King of peace, something we know little about but desperately need.
This cannot become another forgotten headline, this is the point where we ALLneed to rise and draw the line.
So what does change look like in your mind?
I believe the answers are in the word of God and they have been there this whole time
I may be wrong, but I don't think it's a lack of answers or not knowing what to do.. but a lack of action, and application of the truth.
Jesus said this, a new commandment I give to you, Love one another I have loved you..
If you are a believer then, this is the truth, and it's this truth that we need to choose,
The bible says God made from one man every nation,
There is neither Greek nor Jew, slave nor free, male nor female so what do you see? I believe God was painting a picture of unity.
We need not look at ourselves to find the answers but we must be compelled to take our chances on the God of love...
Peace and a sound mind... and to some this may or may not sound fine, but if you don't beleive in Jesus then tell me do you believe in Love, because they are one in the same, and for this reason Jesus came, to heal our brokenness and set the captives free,.
We only need reminess on our history to see that racism never ends happily... We all know of a great man that once spoke of a dream,
Let this generation be the one where that dream is finally seen."