What’s these Jordan Socks… When all we needed was a piece of cloth to wrap around our feet and ankles to smother the pain of two hard worked feet cuts n bruised being drilled into the ground by two legs weaker than me. All we knew was switches to backs n we surely didnt know nothin bout a swish in no basket was liable to make a black man cry and call HIM Masta.
Yet we soldiered on.
What’s these rappers they call god….When all we needed was a hymn and some hope to calm our spirits and heal our bodies from a hard days work of picking cotton and being whipped. We didnt know nothin bout no tops dropping but our own. Head to the ground. We couldnt look up high. We saw the dirt and gravel and some slithers of a semi blue sky dusted with our anguish and we never would of imagined candy paint over our ten toes. Or that the ropes around our necks would soon be covered in gold.
Yet we soldiered on.
What’s these bitches and hoes…..when all we needed was a glimpse of a memory of a woman who gave us life. separated by a man we called whitey. 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 going once twice sold! A black woman sold for 40 pieces of silver to a man who she would later call mister and her children, well we were all right for the picking and one by one became another lazy mans fixing. We didnt know nothing bout a woman being anything more than our protector. Knocked down 4 times before she let them just carry us away. We aint know nothing bout a girl being weaker than what she say. Just because we say. Those words came from the mouths of the wicked and bigots and it wasnt just a phrase it was a life sentence. To degradation. But somehow you all turned a abomination to praise which is only self mutilation and after every other word, there’s a bitch in every conversation.
Wake up Nation
You’ve been sleeping a lil too long now. and the pain they feel is getting kinda strong now. are you too weak that you’ll just go along with it. Ignore the truth and accept the lies in it. What’s optional is their way of thinking. Allow yourself to be the teacher outside the school house inside your own domain. Change your process change your thoughts. or is it detrimental to pay the cost. What’s detrimental is paying the cost. Realize what you’re not obtaining is truly lost. Materials are the lost ones treasures. Indulge in the moment and be lost forever.