inconsequential…

inconsequential

had you known the truth
you would have refused to die
for freedom’s facade
your final flag draped coffin
would hold just their empty lies

 

 

the keys to oppression…

taught
white religion
not
religion
taught
white history
not
history
taught
white pride
not
pride
taught
white life
not
life

self-interest…

self_interest

whether
a person
or
a nation
lies
conceal
actions
actions
that reveal
wealth and power
are
more important
than
human lives
lives
crushed under
the weight
of
their own
ignorance
and
blind faith
faith
that words
are
sacred
even when spoken
without
a shred
of
sincerity

 

 

embedded nightmares…

embedded nightmares

those
who oppress
others
know
that fear
is
just
soft clay
that
can be shaped
early in life
and
will last
a lifetime
once
hardened
by
time
and
humiliation
such
a simple
science
of
inhumanity
practiced
for
centuries
by
every
nation
on
earth
and
yet
the oppressed
never
figure
out
why
their nightmares
continue

without a window…

rancid air fills lungs
what’s outside makes no difference
what’s said is what’s real
question none of existence
when the bell rings salivate

 

the book of dying 1:5…

the word spread ignore the dead
all dead children would have died
there was nothing to be done
accept your fate pray to god

 

ain’t no accidents…

 

girl child
and
the children
of
most folks
with
their first
breaths
death’s shroud
has
been
beneath
the exterior
of
their freedom
freedom
that
was no more
than
a phantom limb
they
were told
and
believed
they could
grasp
and
unlatch
the portal
to
self-determination
but
their dreams
were
always
intended
to perish
though
they
were
permitted
to
narrowly survive
and
allowed
to give
thanks
to
god
that
they
had survived
and
by doing so
were given
the option
on
heavenly real-estate