Feb. 25, 2016

The Month Has About Past Our People Haven’t Quite Yet Completed the Task

King and Malcolm

Harriett and Parks

Jackie and Booker

Louie and Truth

Douglass and Rustin

Evers and Jackson

Mahalia I mean

Stokeley and Fred

Hampton now it all seems 

will be bundled

back up in a knot

because once March 

rolls around these

folks are no longer real hot

Our memories fade

Is it only in February

that shows black history 

call all the other months 

It seems black folks 

seem too fall

Or is they think 

Black folks can only play ball

No way in America is our 

Place in history tall

Everyone knows Blacks in America

simply all fall

Or take their dollars 

straight to the white man’s 

Closest mall

To celebrate this month

Of America’s reprieve 

While the powers enforced all continue 

to deceive 

Black History month what did we achieve?  

in America right

We tend then too forget 

the reality of a black people’s

real plight 

you jest they will say

black’s role in American history

never once loses it’s sight

justice forsaken 

equality never undertaken

Our people’s pride always shaken

When will black minds be awakened?

King and Malcolm

Harriett and Parks

Douglass and Rustin

Evers and Jackson

Mahalia I mean

Stokeley and Fred

Hampton it seems

All will be bundled

back up in a knot

Never placed in book

These names get mistook

Only in this Month does America

Decide to take a look

For their cause for our

people was in reality shook

By the month of year

we certainly hold dear

doesn’t it seem just a little bit queer?

11 months of year we certainly teach

Yet only given this month

To preach and too reach

So many Americans whose brains

Are now breached

Fannie and Nat

Marcus Garvey don’t hate

Yet so more names

Go unmentioned these days

Seems like America continues

To remain in haze

Black History it seems it caught in a daze

It’s can be a month

a day or week

History my friends cannot always be sleek

Otherwise we as people remain up the damn creek

New black heroes arise

Why is that a surprise?

So as this month closes

No America you can not continue to hold your noses

Refusing to see black historical people’s poses

Or learn of our struggles

We did more than dance

Yeah we hopped out of that trance

Adapted and moved beyond

Society’s Tragic circumstance

So as this month ends 

Let’s look ahead Let’s Say

Black History is beyond a Month’s time

When that happens maybe then 

It will be quite devine

And People won’t continue to treat 

Each other like swine. 

Fannie and Nat

Marcus Garvey don’t hate

ing and Malcolm

Harriett and Parks

Douglass and Rustin

Evers and Jackson

Mahalia I mean

Stokeley and Fred

Hampton it seems

Beyond this month keep

Teaching because as people 

We are still reaching

Certainly my prose will be preaching

Justice and Equality we’re seeking.