Black Man Get Tired.

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Black man get tired,
He been running around all day,
Maybe about 300 plus years ,
Black man get tired,
Carrying his race, his case, and the kids,
Black man get tired,
Watching brothers & sisters sleep,
Refusing to wake up,
Black man get tired,
Everyday playing lottery trying to wish himself out of poverty,
Black man get tired,
He work everyday can he get a break?
He work everyday can he get a raise?
Black man get tired,
Giving my heart in return he get the minimum,
They only let you raise until they ready to belittle him,
Black man get tired,
He watched them let his community rot,
Tearing down homes to build parking lots,
Black man get tired,
He seen them takeaway the rec centers,
Tell our kids pick a corner,
By 25 he’s a goner,
Black man get tired,
But he can’t sleep,
The moment he close his eyes,
They’ll steal everything again,
Black man get tired,
Never again will he play the fool,
He can still see the lashes,
Mental control over the masses,
Black man get tired,
But won’t sleep until the chains on the masters,
Let freedom truly ring after,
Black man.

(Image courtesy of the Weisman Art Museum)

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