My thoughts on America have changed
But there are thoughts that still remain
Diversity in this country is as beautiful as ever
Sit back and listen as I write something clever
I want to speak like Polticians, and lie about the truth
But we all continue to go to the voting booth
Putting presidents in office, who are only figureheads
When I walk outside, will I be shot dead?
Click, clack, pow, is what I hear
because a Black Man in America is what they fear,
but regardless of what they say or how they feel, I still love America, because I have grown up here.
I love this country, but I love the people more, but have the issues left permanent sores?
They say America doesn't hate you because you are black,
so why was redlining, slavery and jim crow all enac------ted.
its all done subtly
so mischevious and sly
why can't we all be equal
thats a villianous cry
Who wants to be equal with you!
is what they would yell
your ancestors were slaves, cant you tell?
I'm writing about slavery, because not much has changed
now in the jail cell is where my brothers remain
chained, shackled and slain
sytematic and instituionalized racism remain
and a BIG whoopty-do from everyone who thinks it doesnt exist
open your eyes and look beyond the MIST
its blinding with nationalism, and racism to make you look away
but what if the roles were reveresed, would you think the same?
I am done talking about America, and again, I love our land
But I ask again and again, cant we all just be equal and lend a helping hand
let's help each other and speak about the issues
see you later as I grab some tissue
Fact still remains our country is GREAT
I just pray for equality for EVERYONE, I hope its not too late.