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I am Rosa Parks

I am Rosa Parks
I wonder about racism
I hear people using mean words

I see people ghting
I want no more racism
I am Rosa Parks


I pretend I am okay
I feel that the rules have to change

I touch the bars in jail
I worry things will never change
I cry we need to stand together
I am Rosa Parks


I understand people don’t like change

I say rules must change
I dream of equality
I try to help others

I hope people will understand

I am Rosa Parks