Not Long Ago
True history indeed
'Father Time' just doing his thing
Distant memories it seems
But Miss reality forces us to grapple with this pain
Manacles of the body and mind
Yet, spirit still free or is it?
So long to Jim Crow
Even those infamous white sheets seem to have vanished
It's funny but yesterday is all transformed into today
Getting pulled over for the hell of it
Blank stares and fake handshakes too
Ballots not counted and others miscounted
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
We obliged and did the 'RIGHT THING' or did we?
Yet something called the Electoral College had the final say
Enough! Wake up! My brother and my sister I implore you
We have worn out the snooze button on the 'clock of reclamation'
Now is the time!
Yes, the precious dawn of a new millennium is upon us
LIGHT! Soul saving light in the morning with its refreshing dew
Get Up! Stand Up!
Reclamation is the ticket now and forever more
We can't afford to forget the past, drift through today or not dream of tomorrow
YES, for it all was not very long ago
Copyright © Stewart Watkins | Year Posted 2017