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Black In Time

Let`s go black in time
Come with me black to history
Black to the mother land
Where we rightfully belong
Black in time before the Europeans
Tried to whitewash our
Skins and minds
Black to the kingdom and ancestry
Black, way black before slavery

Black am I 
Not just the color of my skin
The pupil of my eyes or the hair on my head
But black at heart, black in my thinking
And black in my thoughts

Black in time
Black my story, every sentence, every line
Black every rhythm and every rhyme
Black the days on their slave ships
Heading across the ocean lines
Black the shackles and the chains
Black the whips that cut our veins
Black the blood that stained the lands
Black the heart of every whiteman
Black the husbands and the wives
Black the circumstances which changed 
our lives
Black the mother and the father
Black the separation from each other

Black, black, black, black
Black the struggles and the fights
Black the system which took away 
our rights
Black the midnights we tried to make 
our run
Black the rope on the tree that hung the ones
Who wished to be free

Black, black, black, black
Let`s go black and turn the world around
Let`s take black our civilization
Every continent and every nation
Let`s take black the white man`s dominion
Let`s take black our rightful rulership
No more subjection under
The whiteman`s dictatorship
Let`s black out the pages 
of the white man`s days
And attribute the praises 
to the black liberal race

Black my eyes and the things they see
Black the visions of those who preceded me
Black Marcus, Selassie and Mandela
Black Obama and the Christ
Black the life I live because of their sacrifice

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  1. Date: 2/15/2013 6:51:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup, if you need any help don't hesitate to ask. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 9:49:00 PM
    I enjoyed this. This is a powerful poem to illuminate Black History Month here in the states! I love the repetition of the word "Black" and the myriad ways you use it. Clever, creative and oh so relevant. m

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 11:03:00 AM
    This poem is absolutely what we need. There should be pride in being black there is nothing wrong with being black. I am black. You understand what you are saying and your poem expresses what a free thinker you are. I could never express a message this way the way you do so poetically. If I had children which I don't but if I do someday I would teach them that God created all people but he created you black and you should not apologize or be ashamed of that! My child would be black and proud.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 5:47:00 AM
    Leon, you write very well - I like your poem! - Welcome you to the P-Soup. - Hope you'll have great pleasure to share your poems, thoughts and opinions here with us. - Have fun with poetry! - We are many, and are glad to get more friends. - Have a nice Sunday, looking forward to read more poems from you in the future. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)