It’s an honor to be considered one of class.
Out of eight billion people not everyone can
Be entitled and be granted immunity
From what everyone else has to go through. To be
Of a group that considers itself better than
All the others is to have one’s head up one’s ass.
What does privilege look like? The things people wear,
What they drive, where they live, how much money they make,
And a number of other things are outward signs
Of abundance. But what actually defines
Privilege is the absolute freedom to take
Full advantage of life with the utmost of care.
If a class of students is each given a ball
Then they’re told to throw the ball into a basket
At the front of the room, those who’d say it’s unfair
Are the ones at the back. Those up front, not aware
Of their essential privilege, have no regret
For the circumstance they’re in. They fret not at all.
You’re alive. Take notice of the things around you
That uplift you. You are in a class of your own
Understanding. You have the power to achieve
Anything that you want if you truly believe
In yourself. About you there is much to be known.
Be aware of your privilege in all you do.