Black and blue
Pendants of shame
You came crying into my arms the day it happened
Black and white
That’s all they see
If only they could see the truth
You used to ask why
Now I ask the world why
Why does it have to be so?
Can a single word do you justice?
Can a cloak of colour define who we are?
A schoolyard tale
A sliver of unforgettable memories
A schoolyard brawl
Of poisoned words and angered fists
Of pain and torture, shredding innocence
You came crying into my arms
A quivering mess
Bruised on the outside and broken on the inside
A blackened eye your flag of defeat
My baby, my brother, please...
Stand up tall
You’ve braved darker times
You’re armed with better times
You will show the world your reflection with pride
High from the ashes
Rise stronger and wiser in the flames of your fall
Let me see your head held high
Your eyes so bright
Your wings spread wide as a phoenix reborn