(Poetry) Theresa Hamilton “The Realest”

By: Theresa Hamilton of San Antonio, TX

The realest shit
I ever spoke
It goes back
100 yrs ago
And more
Before we eva got
Woke
Woke up to see
Modern day reality
Not how shits supposed to be
Got a black president
Niggas still strugglin
Grindin
Gotta pay months rent
Illiterate and ignorant
All people
All colors
And still
Its blamed on us
Put on us
Black nation
African people
Minorities
Not just these
But we tryin to please
White America
Condaleeza rice
jiggin
Many others
Tommin for the white man
Uncle tom
Singin the same song
A slave song
Field tunes
All day erry day
Same shit
Stays in the news
Segregated schools
2010
Same shit all ova again
Lynchins in the south
Not jus word of mouth
Black men
Faces plastered
Evenin news
Eyes glued
White man
Black mask
our man
they tryin to gas
he didn’t do it
innocent
death row inmate
appeals refused
black men
get a clue
systems against us
justice
injustice
in the name of us
dust
blows
case closed
nigga jailed
letters mailed
ya ships sailed
courts wont hear
wont
let ya appear
lethal injection
for us
choirs chorus
sings
hopes we jus
let go

but we know
niggas know
we aint niggas no mo
intelligent
gentlemen
masters
degrees
if you please
doctors
lawyers
teachers
teachin
Preachin
Leadin ya kids
We the future
The suture
The lead
The key
Finish the surgery
Of America
Black people
Feed
The need
To grow

We know
We are
The youth of a nation
Reverbnation
White mans abomination
Gods creation
Worlds elation
Your infatuation
Show your gratuity
For our ingenuity
Individuality
That nourishes
Americas
nationality

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