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I'm Sick and Tired of Being Tried
by Johnny L Duncan

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Maya Angelou was "sick and tired of being sick and tired." Are you tired of anything?

Whatever I do is not good enough.

First it's this, then it's That Other Stuff.

I've been on the Witness Stand since Time Began.

My Only Offense is I'm a Black Man.

Martin is Dead, and Christ's been Crucified.

I'm Sick and Tired of Being Tried.

You put me on Trial when the Tigris started to Run.

Ever Since Then, it's been, "I'ma-get-one."

If I don't Scratch when I don't Itch,

You take me Life with the "Big Bitch"*.

Black Men have been Injected, Hung and Fried.

I'm Sick and Tired of Being Tried.

You Eat my Honey, and take all my Money,

Want me to Laugh, but, Lord it ain't Funny.

When I Fight Back, like Nat Turner, I'm a Mystic

'Cause I REFUSE to be a Vital Statistic.

I told you the Truth and you said I Lied.

I'm Sick and Tired of Being Tried.

Too Many Mothers have Cried,

Because Too Many Brothers have Died.

The Enemy comes in the Dark Blue of Night

To put our Pride and Hope to Flight.

I'm the First Fired, the Last and the Never Hired!

"I Tellya Family, I'm Sick and Tired of Being Tried"! 

*Inmates refer to a life sentence as the "Big Bitch".

Alternate title: "The Black Man's Battle Cry"





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Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/26/2011
Well, I can't in all honesty say I understand & such, but to some degree I still do & no matter how long it takes, I'd like to see a change in the world...though I have to say, I doubt it...ed

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