Oct. 31, 2017

We Be Awake Now

Hey, John Kelly, we're wide awake now
I hear you talking but you still want people stalking
That supposed lost cause
Was in reality, a mass of human lives lost
Just because a few white men wanted to remain, boss
Turning all of them black dead bodies into peat moss
You said we'd regret tearing hate down
Shoving Lee, Davis, and Jackson deep down in the ground
So these men's hate will never again seep
It's about time to put the notion of the Confederacy into an endless sleep
You see no longer are people of color going to be the white man's sheep!


Joseph Shelton Hall