Mekael Shane

(October 17,1970 / Indianapolis, Indiana)

Nigger Choose


German shepherd dogs
And the water hose
Black skin cleaved from bone
Pain in America's guttural

Innocent lives lost
As flesh meshed with
Willow and poplar trees
Nigger run, Nigger die, Nigger flee

I am the seed of antecedents
That suffered the arduous trip
I am the progeny who sprang forth from the loins
Of those that suffered the sting of the whip

Their sense of pride, debased and denied
Bodies bloodied, black and blue; bruises they could not hide
So many innocent lives were lost; victims of the lynching rope
Nigger run, Nigger die, Nigger hope

I say again, I am the seed of antecedents
That suffered the arduous trip
I am the progeny who sprang forth from the loins
Of those that suffered the sting of the whip

They were granted civil rights, but denied civility
The roots of racial hate; the verdant lushness of wicked fertility
So many innocent lives were lost; hanged because of bigoted untruths
Nigger run, Nigger die, Nigger choose

* Reprinted from 'Simian Soul Poems by Mekael'
© July 21,2010 by Mekael
Submitted by Robert Müller, Founder at the Creative Arts Ensemble of Zürich, located in Zürich, Switzerland.

Submitted: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Edited: Sunday, April 15, 2012

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