When?

poem by: Q. Ramirez
Written on Dec 15, 2015

                          When?


Here comes that big black dude again
You know the one that is always beating up on me
Says because I’m white and I Was a black slave owner (WAS)

Approaching me with hatred in his eyes 
Moving aside, everyone in the school hall know his intentions 
Like them I also know what to expect

I say to myself  -
“  When have I ever owned somebody ?
   I don’t even own myself.”

So I talk to my owner saying  -
“  Lawd, please let'em walk by don’t let ‘em stop to hit me you know I hurt easy”

My voice doesn’t reach up fast enough and he hits me  
Says because I’m white and I Was a black slave owner (WAS)
But I still can’t remember when I emancipated anyone? 

 

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Frank byrne commented on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:02pm
Paying for the Sins of our Fathers.........

 

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