Dexsta Ray Jr.
Can'T You See? (It's A Setup) - Poem by Dexsta Ray Jr.
Assata, I know, was not a terrorist
If anything was blamed for plays she never did
And if they ain't feel the same...
Read her letter then
We still live in those days
Raise the kids on minimum wage?
What can we make of this?
Now us brothers live
In a cage...
For trying to make the ends meet
The odds are stacked in place
And the system is corrupting people
Trust me it's deep!
Even though the penal's screwed up this is larger
Doesn't matter if you knew what
You're a target!
Instead of trying to keep a tool tucked in our garments
We should try to focus on our school books
And the heart of this
You are a thug and you maybe a gangster
Well brother take the aim of your rage off of neighbors
'Cause when you entertain hate...
We stay where they place us
We should redirect that anger into something that raise us!
Who is thug enough to spark revolution?
Who is thug enough to say that they're...
Departing the foolish?
Who is thug enough to pull?
Start up the shooting...
I ain't talking 'bout the guns but for our revolution!
It's past time that we start executing
Only we will determine where we
Can't change the world until we first change our souls
Just because you're black doesn't mean you can't grow
You may have a different map but we're on the same globe
You should know I'll have your back until I see
The gates gold up in yonder...
Can't you see? It's all a setup..
We're so busy fighting each other
We can't even see what going on
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