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Is all Forgivin
by Carolyn Baxter poet

Monday, February 26, 2007
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I was at a High School Reading. reading this Febuary'Black History Month' I said I don't think you can cram it all in in 'one'Month.I Mentioned Medger Evers, and Emmett Till a Hazel Eyed 15 year old kid who when Visiting his Grand Father down South said something of a Complmentay nature to a White Woman supposedly.He was Tortured,his genitals Mutilated, shot in the head, and Barbed wire with a Gin Fan tied around his neck, and dumped in the River.Some of the Youngins didn't know his History and Knew Everything about the street...They Thought.

How much more do you hate yourself


than the Cracker Nigga?


He Makin 6 Figgas


You Pullin The Trigger.


He Got a Bank Loan


Bought a New Home


Laughin at You


when You Killin ya Own.


Right where he want you


Dead!


One less He gotta stop


from getting a Head.


Self Hate Deep inside


Committing Suicide


By another Brothas Hand


Barely a Man.


Mothers Tears


From many Sorrows


The Devil Drinks them Spitting them out


on Dead Tomorrows.


Trees Leaves still Hug Spirits of Hanged Blackmen


Waters still Scarred From Barbed wire Gin fan tin


resting in the river bed that choked Emmett Tills Skin


Has Rapes, Slave Lashings,


an Murder Been Forgiven?


or we Jus Not Listenin


Tradin Lives for a Prison Sentence


$2 Head Rags an Toe Tags.


We’ gone From Blackface To 2 Face.


From Bitch To Snitch


From Funk to Crunk


From Crack to Mack


Soul to Cold


Poverty to Gold


From Pimp to Simp


From Pop to Hip Hop


To Brotha Shot


From Unity an Reason


Leaders an Vision


To no reason and PersonalTreason


Killin For respect


In Prison now how You Livin?


Baby’s first words out the Crib is..


’Hit the Deck’’


An where Daddy Live.?


Has It all been Forgiven?


Or Jus No one Listenin?


Kids don’t know math


But know


357 a 9 an Ak 47


Black Blood spillin


a 40 An a Blunt


We Chillin.


Brothers Dragged tll dead


Graffitied with Lead


Gunpowder Burns on Slave Hymns


An Civil Rights Sacrifices.


Thrown in the Back of the Bus


Tortured by water from


Hateful Fountains. That say 'whites only'


From Slave to Playa


From the Drums to the Slums


Has all been Forgivin?


Or is jus no one Listenin?


Self Hate Deep inside


Committing Suicide


By another Brothas Hand


Street Life


got no


life insurance


But Ganbangin


Guarantees a Health Plan


The never


live to be a Man Plan..


is all Forgivin?


Or is anybody Listenin?

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Reviewed by Art Sun 2/26/2007
Many of this young generation do not understand and or know very little of the past. They don't educate themselves of the twenty or more years back and the information of the Black slavery of old. Is it any wonder with all the distractions of life and the mighty dollar....

nice work on this subject through your poetry.....Art Sun...
Reviewed by R Beeman 2/26/2007
i can understand what you are saying. i see it all the time and just listen and learn. thanks.

randy
Reviewed by Sue Hess 2/26/2007
i would not be presumptious enough to pretend to know what is involved here but you write it well enough that i feel the pain
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