“Mom I want to go to my room,
Instead of sitting out here.
Out here I can feel the gloom.
In my space, I feel the calm and hear nothing but a pin drop.”
“Alright Juan, you go be safe.
I will be out here where I have space.
I know your room helps you keep the faith,
The faith that the world is a happy place.”
I was inspired by “Ballad of Birmingham,” by Dudley Randall (1968).