Apr. 5, 2016

Happy Birthday Booker T

What Scattered Thoughts Tuesday Brought



Sometimes it simply happens my mind is in a daze

Remains of the time in life when I survived on purple haze

In days in life when I thought I was surviving in a maze

My eyes back then always had a tinge of natural glaze

It’s Tuesday folks and my mind’s ablaze

Searching for thoughts that hopefully raise

Leads us all to hopefully better days

I’ll huff and I’ll puff and blow those vacant’s down

All this junkies who use them don’t utter a sound

Because I think that God blew them to the damn ground

It could’ve been worst he could’ve destroyed the whole town

Today’s date in past Booker T came on to us

His life was so great Booker T wasn’t clueless

He told all black people that buckets needed casting

You see Booker T want blacks to have economic power everlasting

That message Booker T felt need national broadcasting

Yet WEB has a message that was definitely contrasting

If both were alive you know that they would be podcasting

My guess is that integration ceased Booker’s forecasting

Black economic power left us as if we were fasting

This left our communities needing recasting

Because without monies our people’s were gasping

Maybe Booker T’s words would have saved this relapsing

That is why in B’more more vacant are collapsing

You see casting buckets like Booker T said now seems quite clear

Booker T was throw us a gold encrusted spear

He had determined that we weren’t always mean to be austere

Maybe the talented tenth should have been there too cheer

Unified voices clearing negative atmosphere

You see blacks in this nation shouldn’t have never been cavalier

It was always the goal of racists to have us disappear

We allowed our communities to lose it’s veneer

Damn even vacant’s can’t bring an auctioneer

So let it said and said loud for everyone to hear

Casting your buckets meant our pantries would never be bare

Hell in the end didn’t that turtle beat the hare

Maybe if we as people adopted casting your buckets

We would’ve have avoided racism’s snare

And avoided all of this community despair.