selvin mcrae

Rookie (FEB 6 1975 / BLACK RIVER ST. ELIZABETH JAMAICA)

Modern Black Folks - Poem by selvin mcrae

Modern Black Folks
Written by Selvin ‘Ewan’ McRae
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They have told lies to disgust us
Painted pictures to discredit our trust
They have tried disgracing us for centuries
Even told lies about our history

They have spread propagandas
Disrespecting our fore fathers
Yet these modern days black folks
Are here to prove it differently
We have a class of vision
A vision that will take us further
A vision that will guide our character
A vision of responsibility and intelligence

Our life tells stories of different eras
We are now executives and greater
We are former slaves
Distributed from different parts of Africa
Traveling on large vessels at sea
Trading from port to port
Escaped, then set free from the Amistad
There we were viewed as cargos
However our pride have kept us strong
Along with our crave that cannot be filled
So deep, as if it’s professionally drilled
Those crave of peace, love and prosperity

The days will turn into night
The nights will not remain nights
The revolutions and the prisons
The abolition of slavery
The voices of Marcus Garvey and Selassie
Black folks and their rights
Our spirits will not be satisfied of us been fearful
Yet some allow fear to come upon them
Leaving them peace less and restless
But I have a dream of a revelation
A dreamed of a united black nation
No longer second-class citizens; but
Presidents, prime ministers and top executives
Overcoming the obstacles of hate
With discriminations abandoned
In a community of peace and unity
Yet the spirits of our banished brothers
And that of our raped mothers
Coinciding with that of our abused children
Has given our tarnish soul
The strength an the will power
To rise like the roaring waves
And after been branded as Niggers
We have proven to be
Nothing less than pedigrees and champions

! ! ! These Modern Day Black Folks! ! !


Comments about Modern Black Folks by selvin mcrae

  • John Maxwell (12/2/2009 1:11:00 PM)


    Nice write. Peace and Tolerance abide (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 2, 2009



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