The Hunting Of The Black Man

Hunt me down

Till I hit the ground

I can hear the sound

Chains wrapped around

My wrists, ankles, thighs

Put a board around my neck

Admonish me for rest

And proclaim my endurance to be the best

Because of my muscles

And my back

But I am just as you

With the care and compassion that you lack

It is because I’m black

That you haunt my days

That you slash my face

And take my family away

My women subjected to rape

And children they never did take

To create a new life

Only tie them up and push them down

Into the river, hear the sounds

Of their tears, of their fears

Awash in the blood of the master

Who knows no fear

And you say God favors your skin

Killing us is his very whim

Black is your white stag

Today I’m forced to take up a sport

Because otherwise I’m queer

And those that are, they’re shoved afar

Because they’re all afraid to hear

What a young black woman

Or a young black man

Will say when you remove their fear

And let them see the strength they have inside

The whites die

The power structure cries

And their chains are lifted into the sky

Because I am your white stag

But I know the oceans that were crossed

And in the plantations we suffered loss

But today is a day to remember who we are

And forever will be

2 thoughts on “The Hunting Of The Black Man

  1. We are in trouble my friend. Black people, Native Americans and Mexicans. USA want to hold the poor down. Black kids demanding respect scare the government. The quiet Mexicans and the Native Americans are on the hit list. Government want the Native American land and Trump don’t like the Mexicans or the Arabic race. Scary part is, more than half the population is Black and Latin American. Only way to make change. The poor of all races, Black, brown, white and red must be one. North Dakota, I was honored being 1/2 Ojibwa. President Obama daughter stood with the North Dakota tribes last year. Her present stopped a slaughter. My tribe will support tribes in North Dakota. We need a 10 million person march. Trump want soldiers on the border with loaded weapons to kill. Soldiers are not guards. Trained to kill. The oil on the North Dakota land is wanted by Trump. Last year. A division of soldiers stood across from 10,000 black people, Native Americans and white people. They would of killed many. The black people are standing tough and hard. Need a well organized march. One people and one earth. Powerful and worthwhile words shared my friend.

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