ronald stroman

Rookie - 231 Points (03/14/56 / philadelphia, pa)

Ghetto Election 2014 - Poem by ronald stroman

some of us black folks:
more urban than suburban
are very leary of slick black politicians
campaigning... with a pocket full of
ghetto promises
fattened with "chitlin eating" guarantees
that your election donation
won't buy drugs/start wars or be used
as travel expenses to Las Vegas

if… you vote black.

some black politicians
dressed in their Sunday suits
on Monday
do scare black folks
when they "gangster" an election
after being released from prison
for election fraud.

I tell you this:

they scare me
more than... a black chicken eatin' preacher
lobbying at a late night Sunday church dinner
promotin' & hopin' you know Jesus… democratically
when he suggests whom you should vote for
after the visiting Minister
"Reverend Social Change" does his thang
and lets you know
those" smart white boys" of Washington, D.C.
now has to share what "enriches" them
with him
when he "votes" with them
for a "bridge" that will in no way:
bus poor black kids over
to a better school…
filled with rich white children.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 25, 2014

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