Our physical appearance depends upon geography and the sun,
THE BELOVED SUN OVER US ALL
For this they lynched and tortured.
For this they plundered, raped and stole.
For this they causd little children to suffer.
For this they segregated, demonized and killed.
For this they oppressed into poverty.
For this they denied justice and education.
All our soles, all our palms,
All the same under the sun.
All lift our hands to the sky,
All kick up our heels with joy,
All who laugh and cry,
All are one, under the sun.
Runner up in poetry contest in Loyalhanna Review, Pannsylvania