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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


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.

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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