My Mother's Love

You love me like I never thought you could


You wrote your name on my bedroom walls


My blood


My blood


Stained on your finger tips the whips on your back you refused for them to be imprinted all over my body.


The chain wrapped around your neck was so tight you had to kill me


I understand why you slit my throat


You love me I died cuz you love me


I’m angry


I miss you


But you killed me


I’m back


I’m here in flesh


I’ve read


And I’ve read stories


I’ve seen


And I’ve seen movies


 I can smell the burning flesh of my people I can see them swinging


I can hear their screams as if there still screaming


I can feel there fear as if there still scared of white


We rather skip school or go just to act like fools like books weren’t one of the things our ancestors died for we are conditioned to envy lighter skin and taught to hate are brown eyes so hide them behind contacts


We were killed to escape


Master whips chains


Master whips chains


And white men coming into my bedroom feeling my insides with their semen


While my husband and kids were forced to watch them we were killed to escape


When our oppressors our abusers came and not all of us could get away


My mother looked at me


Slice my baby girl’s throat or let her live her life in slavery


oh I had to go and with no second thought I was gone but my mother couldn’t of known that I would be reborn into a more high tech  society where now the


Media is my master


My own people are my whips


And I live with chains around my throat around my mind


 Cuz intelligence is a whit trait


Ignorance filled my insides you wrote FREEDOM on my bedroom walls


My blood


My blood


Stained on your finger tips


you killed me


I died in your arms


My three year old eyes no longer looking up at you in confusion


But looking up at you


Lifeless


BELOVED


 

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