Khai Ramsey

(September 4,1989 / San Antonio, Texas)

Black History Month


Black history month
A time we celebrate
Retaliate
Recuperate
Cooperate
Let's get this straight
Not all whites were bad
Not all blacks were sad
Some were free
Some fulfilled their dreams
Some racism still goes on in the streets
But it's not as bad as it use to be
Some people choose to unite
Some choose to fight
Fathers tell the stories to their sons
The troubled ones won't put down their guns
Is there anyone who can save this world
Maybe the little ones, the boys and the girls
Mothers tell their daughters about her ancestors
And how some of their masters were violaters
How would you feel
If you disobeyed your master
And he didn't feed you your meal
To read, write, and teach
Was hard to do without the correct grammar or speech
Not to mention that knowledge for a negro was against the law
If you did learn the master beat you until your skin looked raw
On a more happier note
You all know this famous quote
'I have a dream'
Everyone should have a dream
No matter how weird it seems
Believe in yourself, slavery is no more
Because we won the Civil War
YOU can stride for your score

Submitted: Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Edited: Thursday, March 17, 2011

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