Because of What I Did

I realize what I am doing today
will change the world forever.
My journey will be difficult,
but worth it in the end
it will bridge the gap between every race.
Soon education will take African Americans everywhere
just like a sail moves ships.
No longer will the darkness of midnight
be a cover for racists who burn crosses.
There will be no more words
for white people to shoot at me
like bullets.
Every little girl will be treated as a precious ruby
regardless of her color.
All of this will happen
because of what I did today