The following poem is a Cinquain. The format is that the first line of each stanza must have two syllables. The following line four, then six, then eight, then the final line in the stanza returns to two syllables. Enjoy!

UNWOKE

Message
Do not sit down
Unless we too sit down
Only march if we are leading
Stagnate

Message
Do not be loud
Unless it’s for our songs
The songs that tell how great we are
Anthem

Message
Pledge allegiance
Pledge love for this country
But don’t ask it to change for you
Free land

Message
Do not divide
Don’t sit or stand or speak
If your words aren’t praise be silent
Unite

Message
Doze off now please
We are trying to sleep
We do not see this oppression
Unwoke