Lateefah Fatunbi

Roses are red
Violets are blue
But if the flowers are dead,
how could this be true?
You see roses are red
and the violets are always blue.
That’s what the people said,
since they thought we had no clue.
However roses are red
and violets are blue.
Give us our daily bread
and something accomplishing to do.
Roses are still red
and the violets are still blue.
Our wings that we spread,
very big as we flew.
Roses red.
Violets blue.
We listen to what they tell us instead,
not using our own heads or point of view.