Slaw

Location

Memphis, TN
United States

“Slaw”

The Vernacular that so-called “real Niggas” use to define the Lame.

The allusion blatantly used, not behind, but in front of their irises,

Is left unnoticed. It’s left unobtrusive to the Afro-American eye.

Who is real now? Who is really acknowledging the truth and history of this word?

Why use Ebonics to further degrade our intelligence?

Why use it to further shame our culture?

The illusion of being real and “hard” clouds their eyes and ears;

It mists their sight and fogs their hearing of the original harshness of the word.

So who is the loser now?

Who is truly “slaw” now?

 

Comments

Grant-Grey Porter Hawk Guda

Powerful expression. Always let poetry fill your life. Keep expressing your heart.  

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