01. Simone W.'s Heritage Poem

The Story of Our Life
by Simone W.

The glass I look into shows many of secrets.
Many that can be shared, many that should be shared.
But when I look into the glass the me I see,
is exactly the me I’ve always wanted to be

Lots of hardships, and barriers,
Slavery, and strife,
Many a time we’ve even been stripped of our life.
We’ve been deprived of our land,
Taken away from our homes,
But that didn’t stop us from believing in hope.

We’ve been a strong people,
Through, and through
Now it’s up to me to keep it going too,
It’s up to me to do what is right,
It’s up to me to tell the story of our life.