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* I’m Black Alright *

15 May

Jack Johnson

//it aint that we weren’t champions/
its coz they didn’t let us fight/
they claimed we were an inferior species/
coz we resembled the cool color of night…/
But once we got into that roped ring/
our fists overshadowed the best of victorian Knights/

jivin’ feet

hooks swingin’ quicker than tha speed of light./
we knocked them out quick & fast/

left them chantin’ dirges with the dust/

We’re black alright/

and that’s just fine.//

    __uThanDiLe©2014.

this piece is inspired by Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion of the world.

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