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Negro Spirit

02 Mar

Reminded of a time
        when fear ran our lives
whips hounds n hangings
        guinea pigs
pic-nics n Mandingo feats
        massa massa creeds
treatin we like beasts
        trynna break we Spirit
thru’ tha bowels of tha slave ship
        tha thorns of tha cotton field
bigotted slurs shouted in tha streets
        klux-klan-freaks…
 
Skin engraved with whips n chains
     yet our spirit rize n live again
           them knock we out cold
             yet we rize up every round
          flingin’ hard takin back we shinnin’ crown
      ebony-enamel toasted-choco brown
   with unmatchable pride
we SHOUT it LOUD!!

Listen
      Witness
         Negro Spirit
              Refuses to weaken

__uThanDiLe(c)2013

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2 Comments

Posted by on March 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Negro Spirit

  1. butimbeautiful

    March 11, 2013 at 5:50 am

    Great poem!

     

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