Black birds, black birds
fly in the sky.
Oh black birds, black birds
why aren’t your words being heard.
Black boys are the norm for being toys for
white boys who take joy in keeping blacks
depressed and oppressed and
distressed under this mess we call the
Unites States of America.
Surprise, whites devise to kill and despise, then go
to church and give tithe so that there remains
no crimes and no verdict.
Surprise, there are none for black people. We
see all, we know about the call that was
made when white paul said he hauled after
making another black boy fall.
So much for being the “United States”
whose only cause is to judge and debate
the fate that continues to unleash
the white dogs from the hell gates.
That’s why Black pride still thrives as
black people still rise and multiply,
marching tall through it all because we
want to put guilty whites behind bars
where they belong.
Some may find this abrasive, I’m just trying to
face this potential hatred all mixed up
in the matrix of the black and white faces, and
I don’t understand this world and as
much as I learn, my skin continues to burn
like I’m preparing myself
for an urn and while it might feel like a
sudden turn--it’s my reality.
The hurt, the anger, the hatred wants to take over and over
like the whites took over the Blacks, and the
Native Americans and the British and the Cubans
and I could go on and on, but that won’t stop
my concern for when I return to my mother
burned down into ashes
I’ve seen a lot of bad and too little of the good
and it's time that I show my hood that
some good could come from the taken childhoods
and white man’s falsehood which continues
to turn my neighborhood into plywood.
See, whites don’t like to hear
all the severe they’ve caused over
the years, but white people don't fear,
for I volunteer to make it all clear and
interfere with this notion that me and my peers
are far too infere to cause you to become
an alcoholic from unemployment.
Unless you’re a jailbird cause I heard
only 45% get employment. It’s sad and
it makes me mad because the world could
not be as bad as the media makes it seems to be on TV.
Because there's so much we can do to
end prison profit and the view
that prison is the right place for the
african american race when really the case is to
degrade our color and our knowledge base
so they can “feel” safe.
I’m still struggling to face what makes us
so evil or what makes bad things
legal. I just want life to be free without
the crime or confederacy that the country sees.
I’m seriously tired of being the lost songbird
because I keep writing these black words
that fly in the sky like black birds,
like white birds only continuously unheard
in this country we call free with a liberal and justice democracy.
God Rest America.