Strengthening Youth Leadership

Transforms Communities


by Shareef Ibrahim (2010, Mural Project and First Generation)

Take a look at my life
I might be different from you
But I still live the same everyday life that you do
I too was born with the need for connection
It’s so hard
When I was a baby everybody wanted to hold me
Now they say I am a danger to society
I’m no different I’m just like you
I bet we feel the same pain
Been through the same struggles
Struggle from bondage
Struggle to break through
Loss of connection
Looking for our roots
And reaching for the truth
Let me ask you a question
Do you have a dream?
Well I do….
I sit back
close my eyes
paint a picture in my mind
Time after time