Sep. 5, 2017

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS

WHAT’S THAT WORD   

HOW COME I AM TROUBLED WITH THOSE WORDS

ATTACKING ILLITERACY THAT’S THE WORD

THOSE WORDS, WHAT’S THAT WORD 

NOT BEING ABLE TO COMPREHEND THOSE WORDS

MEANS JUSTICE FOR YOU IS FOR CERTAINLY BLURRED

IF YOU CANNOT READ YOU CERTAINLY WON’T BE PREFERRED

MOST LIKELY JUSTICE FOR YOU MAY BE FOREVER DEFERRED 

AND THOSE DREAMS YOU HAVE COULD INDEED BE INTERRED

IT IS MY LIFETIME HOPE THAT FINDING A BLACK ILLITERATE WILL BE A RARE BIRD

YOU SEE WITHOUT THE SKILL OF READING WORDS

YOU MAY BE AS EXPOSED AS THAT INJURED WILDIBEAST IN A MIGRATING HERD

THESE WORDS I WRITE SHOULD NEVER BE SLURRED

SO PICK UP THAT BOOK  IT CANNOT HURT YOU

IT MAY, IN FACT, BE THE VERY THINK THAT IGNITES YOU

CREATES THAT INNER FIRE THAT WILL FOREVER BURN INSIDE YOU

FREDERICK’S WORDS UNCOVERED SINS WELL HIDDEN

THAT’S WHY SLAVERY IN AMERICA WAS SOON FORBIDDEN

IDA B. WELLS WORD’S TRAMPLED ON THE ROPE’S INJUSTICE

NOW SHE’S HONORED AS ONE OF NATION’S VOICES OF HOPE

MARCUS’S WORDS CALLED FOR AN AFRICA UNENCUMBERED

THE LAND HIS SAW MEANT BLACKS WOULD NEVER BE OUTNUMBERED

MALCOLM SAW WORDS AT FIRST AS FASCINATING

THEN MALCOLM’S THOUGHTS BECAME QUITE PENETRATING

MARTIN’S WORDS DANCED OFF THE PAGE 

THAT IS WHY TODAY MARTIN IS JUSTICE’S SAGE

DR. MAYS DEMANDED THAT MOREHOUSE MEN NEVER WAVER

HIS CALL WAS THE WORD JUSTICE WHICH  ALL BLACK SHOULD SAVOR

STOKELY’S WORDS CALLED FOR A SPECIAL KIND OF POWER

WHERE BLACKS WOULD BE HONORED ON STATUES AND TOWERS

AMERICA’S SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE SHOOK

TOO MANY TIMES IT’S RUN BY CROOKS

WHO LET THEIR FRIENDS GET OFF THE HOOK

THAT IS WHY EVERY HOME MUST HAVE A PRIVATE READING NOOK

EVERY HOME MUST AT LEAST HAVE SOME TRUTH AND JUSTICE BOOKS

OTHERWISE, IT'S FOR CERTAIN YOUR RIGHTS CAN BE EASILY TOOK

YOU SEE ALL THAT YOU LEARN WON’T BE IN A GARDEN VARIETY CLASSROOM TEXTBOOK

YOU’LL NEED LITERACY’S STRENGTH TO ENSURE A BETTER COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

READ THAT BOOK AND EXPAND THE WORDS 

ILLITERACY IS SIMPLY FOR THE BIRDS

OUR CHILDREN WILL PASS DOWN READING

IT CERTAINLY IS MUCH MORE UNIFIED THEN A CONTINUED BRAIN BLEEDING

WE WILL NOT BE DISTURBED WITH MISLEADING WORDS

BEFORE WE MOVE FORWARD AND PROCEEDING

THE WORD, THE WORD, THE WORD, THE WORD

READING THOSE WORDS; KNOWING THOSE WORDS

WHAT’S THE WORD, LITERACY FOR ALL, THAT IS THE CALL

WITH BLACK LITERACY GROWING NO DOUBT BLACK JUSTICE WILL BE GLOWING

 

 

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