Spoken Word Response To ‘The Youth Of Today Are The Leaders Of Tomorrow’ by Vempoijala Trief

 

Rising seas

Plastic Pollution

Necks under knees

Digital Evolution

 

We want you to say her name

Women to be the same

You see, fishes are dying

And black mothers are crying 

 

You can call us liars

But those Australian fires

If you couldn’t tell

Seemed like they were sent from hell

 

Look, what i’m trying to say

Is that this world has many a problem

And i don’t know we’re gonna solve ‘em

But what i do know is

 

WE

The youth of today

Will be the ones to save the day

You’ll see

 

Because WE

Will be the ones making decisions

Amending divisions

You’ll see

 

WE will be the leaders of our future

We will nurture change

Not just sit in a cage

 

Because WE

Know that this world isn’t just ours

It’s yours, it’s our children’s, it’s our grandchildrens

So we better make it better

 

We the Youth

Are the future leaders, that’s the truth

But we don’t wanna wait till it’s too late

So today we start to change our fate

 

Look, for example, at Greta Thunberg

Like the rest of us, she knows the world is an iceberg

We’re nearly at our melting point

So she makes a point

Of challenging world leaders to start addressing our changing climate

Showing us that no more should we be quiet

 

Look at Naomi Osaka

A young and gifted athlete

Using her platform to tell the world what matters

Yes, Black Lives Matter

 

Look at Melati and Isabel Wijsen

These sisters were only teens

When they helped Bali say ‘bye bye’ to plastic bags

What queens

 

Let their actions be a testimony

That regardless of age

We can begin a new page

And create a NEW chapter worth fighting for

A new chapter we can ALL benefit from

 

This is no tom-foolery 

Understand that we have the ability

To create and initiate change

We HAVE center stage.

 

So let’s light it up

And speak up

Before our time is up

 

The Youth of Today Are the Leaders of Tomorrow

But we are running out of time

So let’s make our future now

The time is now

 

Thank you.

 

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *