imagine people scared of you – of YOU – even though you were the one who was victimized a long time ago
and forced to come over here and work for free
and who built this city and country
and, sure has an attitude sometimes BUT EVERYONE WOULDA
and along the way you created rock, jazz, blues and hip hop
taught everyone how to dance
even how to dance backwards, spin on your head,
and line dance
dominated every sport
imagine people didnt trust you because you were stronger, quicker, faster
and dare this blog say
smarter at times.
is there a better church than a southern gospel church
does creativity come out of you like a broken water main
and style, imagine every time you do something that look gets copied not just in suburban malls, but all over the world.
and yet people fear you, mistreat you, flinch whenever the sunlight shines in your eyes, and tell you to shut the fuck up whenever wisdom comes from your mouth
when all you are trying to do is share the majesty that is inside of you
freedom is the one thing descendants of slaves hold more dear than anything
for good reason.
and yet at every turn that freedom is challenged.
i wonder why.