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The Black Man

The Black Man Hello to the world of the black man Holding his roots to a foreign land Raising issues that are hard to face Knowing evils of hatred in every place Being bound by the powers of the past Struggling to hold on to what he hast Race seems to be the answer for one to blame And the evil white man should abide in shame For the African chief has betrayed his own By selling his people as he set his throne A tragic truth that drives a stake in his heart While the plantation owners take their part Fighting to achieve and make himself a home Embracing his family with worshipful song Furthering his desire with equal rights won Excited about what now can be done Making proud without any excuse In spite of all others who blame abuse He will rise for all the world to see That he would be all he could be Study will be hard in this white man’s world While of his own, temptations are hurled Working hard, learning, growing in strength Giving of himself to go the length Picking up his mother’s Bible to hold its truth Embracing these words from sister Ruth Thy God shall be my God she said Then she journeyed where her faith led That which makes a man so strong Is following our God who sit’s the throne Every great man this world comes to know When in time of need, he knows where to go The spiritual songs of the black man is honored In sufferings victory , making others to ponder But marching forward with head held high Refusing to quit until he die Uniting to defeat this racial divide Not allowing the past a place to hide So forward with access to achieve his part Giving his all, not wavering his heart With success in men like Martin Luther King Making a difference with peace as his ring Champion players have gone on before To show our children an open door Politicians of power taking their place Military giants abiding with grace Colon Powell, Dr. Carson to name a few And the next president could be you! I admire a man who will take his stand With loving heart will take my hand Forgetting the past and pressing ahead To make a better place to lay our head So stand tall, for God will see us through And while standing tall, we’ll stand true I admire the man who yields to give God, all he can Making others so filled in pride to be a black man Leading our children in the way of the Lord Destroys the divisions we cannot afford Bringing the unity that we all will to inspire That the black man, the white man both desire!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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