Derrick Q: “Freedom to Be Free”

You bring me shackles,

I hobble to my destiny

Head high

Seeking always seeking

 .

You bring me shackles

My heart beats its beat

Head high

Yearning always yearning

.

You bring me shackles

My eyes look outward

Head high

Tears always tears

.

You bring me shackles

My ears find sounds

Head high

Listening always listening

.

You bring me shackles

My body encompasses my senses

Head high

I thirst for inclusion

Head high

I thirst for our freedom

Head high

Let us speak together

.

Derrick Quintero: "If My Journey..."

Derrick Q: “If My Journey…”

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Art, philosophy and activism from Tennessee's death row
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