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Being real requires you
not to conform to society's lies and 
learn about what makes you vibe
and embracing it
Standing firm for the things you love 
and taking the negative things and erasing it
Refuse to let it rear it's ugly head
Negativity comes from how you process the nonsense you've been fed
I recognize it's easy to be  misled
I encourage you to find the truth in what's been said
and gain knowledge of self
because I just can't help but to moan about
the many who allow themselves to become slaves of misunderstanding
ignorance begets ignorance and it's time for overstanding.

Simply repeating affirmations of well being is a start in achieving what needs to be 
addressed...Simply repeating affirmations of well being is a start in achieving what 
needs to be addressed.
Meditate on that
Wrap tie your hair ladies show some respect

And in the meantime
haters got gray contacts attached to their pride
denying who they are 
accepting that black is a disease and that it's ok to be called a nigg(a)er
I was once considered 2/3 of a person
How does this make sense I just can't fig(a)ure.

Treated like my ancestors before me
didn't slave for this country and that the
blood sweat and tears from their tired foot steps running 
Was just a thing! BUT SCREW THAT
I want reparations
AND a formal apology
No matter how mediocre it may seem!
and 40 acres and a mule just not enough for those uprooted
and forced by guns and was seized
Transported like sardines
and thrown overboard for the sharks to eat
The rest brought here to perform dirty deeds

Sold, bought, separated and hung by the noose
of the thought of running away
Illegal for me toeven learn 
so I fight for the children of today
By encouraging them not to become modern day slaves
and teaching them to take advantage of a system 
where some still deny that black is ok
Reminding them that change takes time 
But there's power in numbers 
So it's time to 

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  1. Date: 3/10/2011 9:25:00 PM
    OoOo very strong poem here person! I have to admit i don't think it is as troublesome as you see it, but there is definetly still no equality, still hatetred, still rascism, still a whole lot of everything, but i also guess it depends where you live and how you live. Enjoyed your poem very good, not many touch on this subject like this :) ( at least haven't seen them)