In 2016 a football player took a knee during the National Anthem which sparked a national discussion asking the question is it disrespectful or is it freedom of speech to have a silent protest. In “Not My Momma’s Prayer” which addresses the difference between the prayer that a mother gives and the prayers that we now need to give. From the ruling that ended prayer in school to all of the disasters that we have seen in recent history, maybe what we need is a little prayer. Followed by “I Will Kneel/ I Will Raise My Fist” which is a detailed look at the idea that questions if we are taught to kneel to pray, which is showing the utmost respect, is it possible that kneeling for the National Anthem is a protest- but not disrespectful as kneeling, praying and bowing your head are all signs of respect on biblical levels across different religions. The goal of this collection is NOT to start an argument about religion, but rather to hopefully make people think that it is at least possible that a silent protest about one specific topic is not intended to be disrespectful to another. ***This collection is not race specific or male/female specific. It can be performed by one actor/ actress. It is a slam poetry collection.