"We hold these truths to be self evident,
That noone is created equal.
That They have been endowed by Their creator
With access to certain conditional rights
That among these rights,
Are guns, bullets, and black lives
There is no consideration or interest in the coloured circumstance
Because They are entitled to proceed with such
Institutionalized hatred, with justification from
Laws that have been written by Them."
We are gathered here today
Lathered in pain, rinsed with hopefulness
Still believing that the Dream was not delivered in vain
That the chains will one day be broken
And victory won.
laws have been manipulated
Constructed and refined in ways that ignore justice
On your behalf
Enraged at the thought of you-
You for being brilliant
You for being indigenous
You for innovation, You for teaching.
Unarmed and innocent
Carrying the world on your backs
Conditional freedom; they gave you
Ultimatums upon stipulations
They tried to dehumanize you
Robbed you of your joy
Destroyed any thoughts of self-worth and prosperity
Ghettoized your culture, demeaning your intelligence.
Then stole everything you’ve created:
Your art, your children
who are worth nothing more than the dirt in the ground
The same dirt, that turns into fresh soil
After His teardrops have rained.
dirt that fertilizes the flowers to bloom
For the crops to grow and harvest.
Endowed by your creator, rooted in love
Foundations of a King.
What aren't they afraid of?
Disguised in black robes, suits, uniforms
With hatred towards those whose skin is bronzed with grace,
They are to blame for your suffering
Left you with only the memories
Of those who have slipped away.
Slaved in heavy chains
Locked behind metal bars and ironed doors
Your backyard is barbed wire and weeds
1 in 15.
Caught on a train, walking the street, behind the wheel
danger , danger!
Your body lie there
Blood seeping through your shirt,
Eyes staring at your skull
Gasping for the last three seconds of life
1 2 3
Who is accountable for the pain?
Since justice is not served here,
The man who sits at the throne of thrones shall have no mercy
On Judgement day.
And after all of the convictions that have been made after your brown skin
I hope that you still remember how powerful you are
Deserving in every right.
Mind so brilliant, heart so pure
Do not conform to the fallacies
Do not accept these pleas
Your essence consumes the universe
with wisdom which dances against moons
Can't you see that they fear you?
Systematically Oppressed, beaten, murdered.
All because of your power
What is your crime, you ask?
Being Black and fearless in America
And still you stand strong-
Let no weapon formed against you prosper.