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America
by Louisa A Dobbins
Thursday, November 06, 2008
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So you guys fumbled,
don't take it out on me.
I'm a black citizen, 
proud to be of the USA.
You see.

You expected him to dribble
a basketball. Didn't you 
say American Blacks can't
think? They are lower species than an ape. 
Listen up. We all know he
can't bowl, but with 
that basketball he did
dribble while he would

Think, Think; Think.

I will not be president,
an activist I must stay,
and on that stage, God
uses me, He has His
perfect way.

This may sound strange,
but true .  It can happen
for you too.  Keep your
nose in the books and read.
  I will continue to educate.
Telling folks of our history
So one day I may hear you say
Thank you, thank you, 
AMERICA!!!
Thank you, the United States
of  America!

Louisa A Dobbins
(c) 2008

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Glen Manese 8/17/2011
Just checking out the Hip/Hop section of Authorsden... seems this was written a while back... but the issues are still present even today... Thanks for sharing...
Reviewed by Chris Wright 1/3/2009
Yes Mam You said it. Keeping our noses in the book and out of that white stuff & TV is the key. Sometimes I think if we still had tobacco fields black folks would be better off. Then perhaps we'd know the real meaning of bending over and dropping it like it was hot while we cropped tobacco. I bet none of us would drop out of school then. But I believe things are gonna get better. We just need less criticism of the youth and more people like you sharing they're experiece of how they got over. Only then will we all overcome and become as Great as God meant us to be. Very Nice work and your words make me proud to be Black! I can scream it like James Brown now. Say it Loud Yep I'm Black & I'm Proud!
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 11/18/2008
"This may sound strange,
but true . It can happen
for you too. Keep your
nose in the books and read."

That's my favorite part of this poem, how true it is. My earliest memory is my Mom taking me to the library, and I have been an avid reader ever since, Love your message, Louisa dear- xxoo Michelle
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 11/10/2008
Amen sister,preach on :-)We are moving forward in the right direction and I hope it continues throughout the 21st century.take care

Edwin
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 11/6/2008
Full freedom seems to take a lot longer for some. As long as we characterize others as something less in an ignorant way, we, as a world, cannot be free.

Let's hope the 21st Century puts bigotry behind us.

Ron
Reviewed by Aubrey Hammack 11/6/2008
I don't trust his views and it has absolutely nothing to do with being half black and as far as basketball, that is not a sign of intelligence.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/6/2008
He surely can't bowl! But I think he will be a truly fine President.
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/6/2008
Always look to the future
Reviewed by Bonnie May 11/6/2008
You go girl, keep waving that flag, you have earned it. Well done. Love, Bonnie

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