"The N Word"

  

In this modern day world
We seem to consume
This "N" word of hate
The slave word for doom

This word has been drenched
In red from our blood
It enslaved us like swine
Chain dragged through the mud

How fast we forget
Those lynch mobs and scars
The burnings and beatings
Those hot branding bars

We were hunted like prey
Then sold on the block
We were branded and bound
With a chain brace and lock

Our freedom was taken
Our humanity stole
We were just that "N" word
Without body or soul

In the belly of ships
We were chained to its base
We were stacked in tight columns
Lying deep in foul waste

The N word of hate
Was all they would see
We were no longer human
Just Beast who werent free

Black women were raped
Some men were castrated
Black children were sold
Our race was degraded

We were bred just like cattle
To make slaves out of slaves
We were forced into labor
And then forced into graves

With the crack of a whip
This word was yelled out
With each break in our neck
Their rope showed know doubt

This "N word was use
To take guilt out of blame
Because it made us inhuman
To be killed with no shame

Yet after all of those years
Of torture and pain
The use of this word
Has weaken our brain

We throw it around
Like a word with no past
Though its history lives on
From the shadow it cast

It's now part of our language
In every sentence we say
It shows off our ignorance
In a sorry sad way

There's no other culture
And no other race
That would embrace such a slur
Or welcome disgrace

Yet we as Black people
Have done so for years
With our dignity lost
And no heart for lost tears

It's part of the reason
We will never excel
Or out-live that slum life
Of Ghetto-ish hell

We lost all respect
And we lost all our pride
We forgot all those tears
From those that have died

And yet we still use
This word on ourselves
When it means to be nothing
But a servant in hell

 

 

~ By AfricanBlack ~

 

      

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