Spotlighting Aubree House – Our Young Poet

One of PIHN’s very own, Aubree House, recently wrote a poem that was selected for presentation at the All City Oratorical Contest. In addition to grabbing a star role in her school play “Hairspray!”, Aubree is really putting her best foot forward and making us very proud! Read Aubree’s poem “Take a Knee” below.

AubreeCan we Take a Knee?

Can we take a knee and stand up for our rights?
Can we take a knee and stop all the fights?
Can we take a knee and realize black lives do matter?
Can we take a knee and save lives from being shattered?
Can we take a knee and realize for a second
Every single day some lives are being threatened?

Can we take a knee and stand up against police brutality?
I can’t believe our world has come to this very harsh reality.
Can we take a knee and stop all the hate?
Can we take a knee and begin to retaliate?
Can we take a knee and stand up for what we believe?
Can we take a knee and see what we all can achieve?
Can we take a knee and speak up when something’s wrong?
Not by yourself, but together … we are strong!

Can we take a knee and treat others with respect?
If you don’t … then think of all the people you might affect.
I’m saying this to you today, to tell you something true.
All the violence in the world … isn’t something new.
Can we take a knee and make this world adjust?
Can we take a knee, not just by myself, but with all of us?

Can we take a knee?

written by Aubree House.