You have seen my little "Freedom Bird" before but the following poem that came today on the Writer's Almanac blog spoke to me/about me.
Art Sanctuary by Nikki Giovanni
I would always choose to be the person running
rather than the mob chasing
I would prefer to be the person laughed at
rather than the teenagers laughing
I always admired the men and women who sat down
for their rights
And held in disdain the men and women who spat
Everyone deserves Sanctuary a place to go where you are
Art offers Sanctuary to everyone willing
to open their hearts as well as their eyes
Tell me, in what way do you find some expression for all that is raging around inside your heart and mind?