Why do I appreciate the sunrise?
Just to ignore the moon fall.
Why am I thankful for today,
But fearful of tomorrow?
Why do I give hours to those who don’t love me?
And minutes to those I love.
They want you in fear,
They kill black men to grab your attention,
They take away your fathers and brothers,
They find the root of your support system and kill it,
They want you to fear giving birth,
They destroy the minds of growing black men so they have nothing to offer,
They tie your black men to a system that forever follows them,
So even when your black man wants to change…he can’t,
They kill us to break your heart,
They want to give you the fear to never experience this again,
They hope you choose not to birth and raise another black man,
They know the only way to get rid of us is to get rid of you,
This is the message they’ll attempt to send you,
They call it the land of the free,
Just to tell you nothing’s free,
Tell you to chase your dreams,
While you running for somebody else’s.
Does life really repeat ? Or do you remain in the same spot when the clock strikes twice ?