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What Have We Become?
by J. Wright
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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What have we become?
Where is the change coming from?
We have emerged from the deep sea of depression
And enslaved chains to being President
Bums begging for change
From blue-eyed hatred to black on black slain
From …a change gone come to Smoky Mountain Rain
From Guns And Roses to white powdered noses of fame’s
Fallen fountain of shame
From being bought with a price of the blood of Christ
To blood and crips as cold as ice being sold
While immigrants are deported
It use to be black or white
But now it’s all assorted like Skittles mixed with Reeses
From homosexual church leaders to forty ounces and wife beaters
There is nothing new under the sun
So what have we become?
You are the plantations and from the dust you were formed
From Kingdom Rulers and cattle to Children of The Corn
From poverty and picking cotton stitches
From Jazz music to dew rags and calling woman bitches
From making an honest living to boasting on riches
From singing old Negro Spirituals to tooting your own horn
You are a nation torn between enemies, lovers and friends
These are non-Native Trees
You must be born again
Let’s just bounce back like a ball with nine lives
Now or Later but the Life Savers are criticized criminals
It’s a subliminal message
To Get Rich or Die Trying
Where is the lesson learned?
I know some katts that will burn their own mother
For that kind of cheese
Please! We are not far from where we use to be
At least we had unity in the fields
Note that though none is perfect but the Father
He gave us power to become the author of our lives
Sighs… Whoa! Being black is not a race
For some will never face the finish line
Who is color blind? I see color all the time
In the light of day and in the Heat of The Night
We are being blinded by plain sight
I heard God say, “Let there be light!”
Then the light he called day
And the darkness he called night
I can identify with the sound of the buoy in the distance
A fool is considered wise when he keeps his mouth closed
The mind is directly behind the eyes
And the eyes are the windows to the soul
If the truth be told…

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