Limited lines labeling love, laboring
letters luring life likely
looking lustfully. Learning
of obsession. Oddly
oblivious of observers. Opposite
of ordinary or overrated
verified visibly. Visit
vodka voraciously. Vacated
varying vainly vicious
emotions exploding ends
everything. Esoteric escapism
Mixed emotions may confuse you here.
Take a step back, its clear I wish to hold you near.
Young, black, and smart.
The brother’s eyes tell it all.
I see a man prepared for the world.
I see a man that I can rely on.
Fresh cut, gold chain, and a fresh white T
My man knew style.
Relaxing on a bench, you smile as the sun acts as a spotlight,
It reflects off of your piercing reminding me why I got mine.
I see a man that always held me up.
A man anybody could trust.
His eyes have life yet darkness lurks.
Mysterious hands begin to appear before my eyes
Covering his mouth, nose, and eyes.
Don’t go home cousin.
Stay out a little longer.
Have another drink,
smoke if you want.
Just stay out a little longer.
But we all want to sleep,
we all want to relax in our supposed safe beds and homes.
The hands are overwhelming now
Water appears, it takes over his body.
All I see now is a man that’s going to feel a pain that nobody can explain.
I know you fought hard.
In the end, I’ll be next to you in yard.
They want us to struggle
To feel our hot boiling skin,
As their arms turn into ropes
Wrapping around our necks like a snake with its prey
Thousands of people gather around
Whispering and chuckling, they only add to our suffocation
We hit, squeeze, and pull the ropes
"You people are so violent" erupts from the crowd
It echoes throughout the street
Providing the killer with justification for our defeat
In our last moments the erupted sentence is on repeat
This is what they make us out to be
No more shackles and whips
Now it's lease and credit
Don't hire us so we get locked when we flip
Late start but it's America right, work hard and you'll get it
Threw us in the lion cage blinded and hurt then they dipped
Came back when we beat it with nothing but grit
Sweat trickled down his pale skin because now the tables have flipped
Waived his Rolex and said, "Come here boy, sit"
Some ran over quickly forgetting all that we learned
Those that didn't, they got their throats slit
The other brothers turned their heads murmuring,"y'all trippin"
Not realizing they were helping them get freedom and not just a million