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They Said

They Said

Don’t talk when big people are talking
Leave their presence now, start walking
Be a good boy don’t ever backchat
Greet a big person, take off your hat

You got bushman blood, hair’s not straight
To be dark of complexion just wasn’t great
Your brain, the way you think wasn’t fast
You’re just another coloured, second class

Don’t worry just finish standard eight
Then you can go work, with bricks or slate
A carpenter, a bricklayer, good to have a trade
Also okay and no disgrace, to just be a maid 
Bread , rice , potatoes and stuff like that
You should not eat it will make you fat
Always remember there’s a thing called fate
Won’t meet a life partner if you’re overweight

Go to church on Sunday you’ll hear the bell
Do good, love your neighbour and live well
Heaven’s real, way up there, it’s not just talk
And down there’s hell and the devil with a fork

Did anyone  really listen to what they said
Pray and don’t drink tea before you go to bed
Go to the shop and make sure you hurry back
There’s a boogeyman around and he’s always black

What of today, what are they saying now
Still the same? what  when  why  how?
Quiet no talking, here’s a new mission
Let’s hear what they say on television

They made statements, ignorant of some things
Always hoping we’ll not be paupers but kings
Some listened, others not listening still
 Truth is , I guess they never will


Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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