Patrick Adholla

House Negroes - Poem by Patrick Adholla

From slaves to dubious entertainers, the condition of house Negroes has improved;
Their shackles are now made of platinum, gold and diamonds.
Money makes them sing and dance for their masters because it has remained the rule,
Some cannot even stand their God given blackness so they become blondes.

House Negroes have to differentiate themselves from the Field ones;
You will hear them emphasizing on how they are powerful and wealthy.
Field Negroes have to remain in ghettos neglected or behind bars,
While the house ones work hard for Lucifer and love to drink and party.

Field Negroes are sometimes attracted by their brother's standards of living;
It is understandable when you regularly have eviction notices from your landlord.
Sweating from the fields, they can hear their closest enemies in the house laughing,
Broke field Negroes will always be ridiculed and teased and by their own brothers.

The Slave Master in this story remains the smartest,
He has divided his workforce to rule easily and dominate.
For how many more centuries will he continue to play with his puppets?
Let me buy few magazines and put on TV to contemplate.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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