Grayson Givens

(3-5-93 / Oakland, Ca)

HISTORY (BLACK HISTORY MONTH POEM)


I would like to my readers down a road of African Americans.
We had a great nations
We had Gold, Ivory, Silver and other precise gems and stones
Great leaders
Great Pharohs
Great Pride
Homeland it was called
other nations came to us
to get great knowledge
They stole our knowledge
they stole our homeland
rapped us
mentally
took our women rapped and killed them
Told us it was better they way were killed
They gave us grreat disease
which killed our great nations
Stole our pride
ripped us apart
this is just begins our Journey
They then stole the kids from
from their families
They killed our moms and
Chains on our fathers
The weak never made it
They also chained our strong women
They cramped us in a boat
FEED US SHIT
TREAT US LIKE SHIT
we weren't humans anymore
more like SLAVES
we traveled years with nothing on our
stomachs except'rotten fish
old cornbread
and if that doesn't soothe you
Then we stayed cramped up
DEFICATED
URINATED
IN ONE SPOT
THE HORRID SWEET SMELL OF DEAD CORPSES
FInally we landed in a foreign place
Where no one could really interact with each other.
We spoke different tongues
We were in America
Sold on wooden blocks to whites
Families ripped apart
we learned little by little english but we woudl call it ebonics
They beat us
worked us
'killed us
They were scared of us
They brainwashed us
a few great slaves
led uprising to change our treatment
but died in the progess
Rest their souls
They separated us as slaves
to save their asses
cause they together we were powerful
But they called us
HOUSE NIGGERS
(WHICH WERE USALLY LIGHT SKIN NIGGERS)
Field Hand NIGGERS
(WHICH WERE THE DARK AND BLACK NIGGERS)
THEY KEPT US DOWN
by brainwashing us
making them superior
over us
THEY TORE US DOWN WITH THE SIMPLE DENAMING OF US
If iam not mistaken
60s 70s 80s
marked civil rights movement
where many great leaders arose
They took the black community by storm
They strived forbetterness at all cost.
Now as i enter into the 2000s
we had a strong down fall
black on black crime
Black female not feeling about their special features
we fell as a race
WE NEED A CHANGE NOW

Submitted: Thursday, February 04, 2010
Edited: Thursday, February 04, 2010

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