Ivan Brooks Sr
Ivan Brooks Sr Poems
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My Dues Are Paid
I came directly from through the ranks
All my dues paid, my homage to life
To my God alone all my humble thanks
For bread I slice with prayer knife.
I came strictly from my very own hood
All of my dues I paid through my strife
To mama dear for prayers and our food
For all she sacrificed to save my life.
I came humbly from a very blessed home
All my dues are paid through my chores
To charity, It said take and leave some
For all I learned I am beyond my shores.
I came strongly ready to join the hustle
My dues paid with my years of ...
I am mighty Kunta, here is my story,
I came from the kingdom of Jubaru,
I tell you because it's my history.
Before freedom and just before uhuru,
I came chained yet proud as a slave.
Oh Massa, my dreads don't you shave,
I was chained from my toes to neck.
Lying in filth panting for some air.
Big whip scars ruined my entire back,