Come Let Us Build A New World Together


Can you see me kneeling and praying?
Thank GOD we’ve come a long way from,
the segregated swimming pools,
From mapping out plans to continue,
Freedom Rides,
In a Nation whose people are Free.
Free to perform “choice”,
Free to attend “action”,
Free to refuse “hate”,
Free to be free from…
Racial Terrorism.
Can you see me kneeling and praying?
What horrors await us I ponder,
For living up to our American Creed.
“We hold these truths as self-evident…”
Equality complicates Democracy, how exactly?
Whether it’s:
Race equality
Job equality
Housing equality
Judicial equality
Voter equality
Gender equality
Publish a definitive study on Equality,
Complicating Democracy … if you can.
“Ignorance has produced Racist Ideas,
Racist Ideas had produced Racist Policies”
An American Dilemma revisited.
with the intent to rebuild:
“Equality produced common-sense ideas,
Common-sense ideas had produced common sense policies.”
Can you see me kneeling and praying?
Asking God can He,
Let us
New World


  1. Nancy S. on November 29, 2023 at 3:07 PM

    So thought-provoking and so moving.

  2. CC on December 7, 2023 at 5:31 PM

    This poem reflects on progress and challenges in the fight against racial injustice. The poet acknowledges past struggles, celebrates freedom gained, and questions how different forms of equality complicate democracy. With a nod to the roots of racism, the poem ends with a hopeful plea to God for guidance in creating a better world. Overall, in my opinion, it’s a concise yet powerful call to reflect, act, and aspire to a more just future.

  3. Ruby on December 19, 2023 at 3:45 PM

    I love the message of love this poem sends. It is written beautifully and represents so many different things.

  4. Eddie on January 15, 2024 at 10:17 PM

    Dear KW,
    I really appreciate your poem, “Come Let Us Build A New World Together”. Thematically, it shows how equality is a necessary component of democracy, while ignorance destroys it. The repetition of the phrases “Free to…” and “equality” drive your points home very clearly. Thank you for sharing your work with the world, it means a lot.

  5. Pranjel Hajare on February 18, 2024 at 1:06 PM

    There are so many issues that people have made especially between ourselves for no reason. This poem just reminded me of all the things humanity has come past and how some of these are still issues for today. Why can’t everything just be equal is it that hard?

  6. Rhythm on February 18, 2024 at 11:41 PM

    I love the use of bolded and italicized text here. You were really able to pull me into your story. You are great at expressing your emotions through prose!

  7. Kennedy Critz on February 23, 2024 at 1:05 PM

    The Bible says ask and you shall receive. This poem was full of liberation and hit a lot of key topics that deserve to be discussed. I pray the world turns into a much better place.

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