We Are Still Here (Poem)

Jan. 4, 2017 / By

We are still here because we cannot let great power go unchecked;
For we are not a nation of kings but a nation that rebelled against kings.

We are still here because we must show love and compassion toward others;
Because it is only when we show love and compassion toward others that we can make the world a better place.

We are still here because we must protect our children and grandchildren from bigotry and hate;
For too many have died to prevent bigotry and hate from coming to our shores.

We are still here because we must show our daughters and granddaughters that they are valued and loved,
And teach them not to place any limits on their hopes and dreams.

We are still here because while we may have come a long way,
We still have a long way to go.

Tags: , ,

Ben Novotny

Ben Novotny

Ben Novotny is an alumnus of California State University, Long Beach where he majored in Journalism and minored in American Studies. At CSULB Ben was a staff writer for The Union Weekly, the student-run campus newspaper and was actively involved with the school's TV production studio. Ben was a Contributing Writer for The Long Beach Post and the Long Beach Business Journal and has been a Youth Reporter at VoiceWaves for four years.