Right Here, Right Now
Ima make this short and sweet
Just consider what our people would think
2020 has been a tough year
9 months of nothing but unknowingly fear
Is this what John Lewis walked in Selma for?
For you to not use your voice that can open doors
Voter suppression is real
This is the biggest voice to be real
They don’t want you to vote
They don’t want you to get out of a sinking boat
They don’t want to put more money in your pockets
To be honest
They don’t give a damn about you
23 years old, I know my vote could better my children’s life
For those I know I have to make the biggest sacrifice
You can stand in line for hours for some new shoes
But you can’t stand in line to cast a vote
So I say this in the sweetest way I possibly can
Get up off your ass and go vote!
Artwork: Ta'Miracle Carruthers
Demetrius Cooley is from Decatur, Georgia. He has been playing football for the past 16 years. Cooley enjoys listening to music and getting out and being active. He is a Tennessee State University Senior, majoring in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in Social Science.