City Spotlights Leaders Showcase Their Original Work
Posted 19 December 2011 12:00 AM by Citi
"I Wanna Go Back"
By Taylor, City Spotlights Leader
I wanna go back
Back to when I could see color
I wanna go back
Back to when love was something we can feel inside And never lose pride
I wanna go back
To the life I knew we had
And take all this hurt and pain And make that our past
Chorus: I can see grey in a young girl’s eyes
And the tears behind a young boy’s eyes I can feel the burn behind each person’s lies
I wanna go back to when I didn't have to say goodbye I wanna go back
I bet you it was easier to walk the down the Street
No one’s a target a lion lookin for some meat I wanna be his treat Not someone he would beat Cause that ain't me No not T!
Remember fellas used to open a door
And made sure his lady is always secure
Cause it hurt
When you lied
The fact he said he loved
But never tried
So why we here
You girls are really rare
No need to be treated like spare
So don't complain
Unless he hurt you
made you break a limb
threw you like a basketball that never hit the rim Forget him and take me back I wanna go back
Please won’t you take me back
“History Her-story My story”
By Kimetra, City Spotlights Leader
History... His story
Why it gotta be his story,
Women were a part of history too,
Why isn't it called her-story?
Why is it "so important,"
Learning things from our past
If everything happened way before my time,
Why we wasting time in history class?
History is important
It affected our lives today.
If it wasn't for the people
Struggling back in the days,
I would be picking cotton,
Not doing theatre & plays.
Martin Luther King,
The man with a dream,
Told the world that blacks were being treated unfairly, mean.
Women made their marks in history
Most history books do not tell.
Women were as important as men,
How many of you heard of Elizabeth Blackwell?
Rejected from every school that she ever applied to
She finally got accepted into New York's Geneva College
This woman had the brains and the knowledge
Graduated as first American female with a medical degree from a college
There are many women who made and are still making their marks in history
When I'm older
A woman at that
Y'all gon' remember me I promise you that
In shining lights
On TV or over a stage
That'll be my name
Taking space, making her-story
“Fairy Tale Princesses”
By Gilesa, City Spotlights Leader
The teacher told me to go home and write about what I remember. That should be easy, I thought, up until she said “no guidelines, let your mind wander”. Let my mind wander? I'll probably get in trouble for handing in a paper where I let my mind wander. But I'll try it anyway. I remember what I had for breakfast today. A bacon and egg sandwich, mmm. I mean I remember what I did in physics today and math, I even think I remember first grade. I know what I won’t remember ages 0-4. They say you never remember anything before the age of 4. But that doesn't stop society from putting some pretty messed up fairy tales directed at little kids at such an impressionable age. I used to love fairy tale princesses, but I just want you guys to think about the lessons that they gave little girls and boys. Snow White taught me to sneak into the woods, find a house in which several strange men live and then become their maid. But don’t take fruit from strangers. Beauty and the Beast taught me that I should stay in an abusive relationship as long as the guy has money. Though you may start to hallucinate and talk to random household objects. And the Little Mermaid, oh gosh this one just takes the cake. I learned that I should disobey my father, stalk a handsome stranger, alter my body for him, break up his wedding and that women should be seen and not heard. But there I go again, losing focus.