Live Performance of “Unite”
Today I might make you Uncomfortable or feel away With some of the things Ive chosen to put on display In my perspective as A 28 year young Latina woman I’ve learned that Looking at adversity In the face Is the only effective way To make change It’s like looking at Yourself naked in the mirror Understanding that There are things you might Not like about yourself But that’s the point of healing It’s seeing clearer All your imperfections And getting so Bothered By your mistakes you start To create A different mindset now you begin to digest and process Information differently Understanding that this system Was never built for The people like you and Me to succeed Because everything that was done Was always intentionally They Divided us by different Shades Introduced Colorism And put us in categories Like dark skin field niggas And light skin house slaves They planted and imbedded A different Kind of Form of self hate Made us turn On eachother As if Africans and Latinos Don’t share the same pain As if we didn’t share the same shackles And got taken to the same distant lands We got reprogrammed stripped from our Cultures and forced To believe other foreign re.li.gions While they stripped us of Our King & queens Our hafizahs and chiefs Said that God doesn’t Like stealing, envy, or murder But they still keep killing our People and selling Our kin Isn’t that a sin ? When will we realized That actually uniting With eachother is the Only way to win? Taking responsibility for ourselves And actually Putting the phone down When these cops start killing Our people And finding The courage within To fight and properly Train our people How to handle weapons Teach Financial literacy so our young can experience wealth And not being dependent On this system To give them some type of help Cause if we unite and put All our prides aside The minorities are them Not you and I So when you ask me Who am I I am Baby the oldest Of three My fathers ache pours Out of me My mother’s wisdom is what keeps me Meek and the reason for my Existence is for my ancestors To speak.
About Baby the Poet:
Originally from Brooklyn, Baby the Poet is a spoken word artist that is dedicated to sharing her world views and truths to any audience she comes across. Through her rhyme schemes and edgy delivery she sheds light on topics such as society issues, self empowerment, self consciousness, lgbtq issues and love. Baby approaches each stage with humility and grace. Understanding that every moment is not promise, so she expresses her passions out for the world to see her gifts and experiences in the now.