Feb 6, 2012

Crows Cry

Mr. Rice was a wretch.
He declared them to peck,
the "coons" and "darkies"
if they saw one speck.
This is why the black crow cry.
That unusual sigh...
Listen Mr., you were a victim.
Those followers knew of your
symptoms : hate, fear and ignorance.
This is why the black crow cry.
That unusual sigh...
And the children of the night scream.
Why!
They sang a song of Kumbaya
when alone outside.
Mr. Rice condemn us to this land.
He mock us, painting burnt cork
upon his skin.
He did not sin!
No he didn't...
Who rise against the crow?
To suffer blow after blow,
To see defiant stars glow.
We love to sing, dance, and grin.
This is how we be acting ?
And he tell us to "eat crow."
One day his time expired.
The extravagant party retired.
The music was scratched.
The remakes made of scraps.
The rooster crowed a sigh of relief.
We speak a broken English.
We are the children of midnight.

In Honor of Black History
jhp©2009-2010

 

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