Black

Raheem Muhammad 1964 (Alabama)



The essence… and out of it, “Let there be light,”
Colorlessness and of what all colors come from.
Why are the strong minority afraid of the night?
How powerful is nothing compared to the Sun?
Knowledge evolved and comes from ignorance,
Like a child releases the breast of his mother.
Growing into manhood by taking in substance,
Becoming God like in such a way like no other.
They wonder why I did them, the crimes…
Not seeing how everything’s twisted and behind,
But insanely programmed I’ve admitted, my mind…
By their oppressiveness and wickedly lying.
Look at all that’s surrounding you, it’s easy,
And focus on America’s Black youth, you’ll see,
The pain they’ve caused to be so blue, in me,
I just wanted just-us, equality too, be free.
They look at me and are quick to judge, so wrong,
How about the mirror, expression, grudge, face gone,
Shows you my face of dark brown fudge, so strong,
And because of that they can’t even hug, I moan.
Pains… in me from centuries ago, by them deployed,
To a boy and now a man you know, almost destroyed,
Drugs… yours altering me -to and fro- as if to deploy,
But out of it the Most High grows, into ever loving joy.
Once nothing, now something… Black.

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The essence… and out of it, “Let there be light,” Colorlessness and of what all colors come from.

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Submitted by TheArkProject on July 02, 2022

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Scheme ABACDEDEFGGHIIIIJKJLMMNNO
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,226
Words 238
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 25

Raheem Muhammad

Active Revolutionist from Chicago, by way of New Jersey, Atlanta, Birmingham, and now NOLA; dedicating his life to establish a truly independent economic system for the poor and oppressed peoples of America first. Fighting for those faces you see and don't see on the websites: THE ARK PROJECT LLC THE BEEP INC. BEEP BLACK WALL STREET BOOKS I'm Muslim, I'm Black and I'm American so I guess I have three strikes against me LOL. I'm here reaching out to those concerned about the great divides that no-one wants to address and I'm here to address them head-on (Social Injustice, Islamophobia, Systematic Oppression, etc...). I am the author of this book: "Oh, Say Can You See!?" (Secrets) & Truth Is In The Art which shows how passionate I am about what was done and what continues to be done and ignored. Poetry is as a result of my life experiences as well as my opinions. They are my studies of the scriptures while paralleling them with history along with the present day's crimes against humanity, by those that claim to govern us. Keep in mind that my love for this country is beyond measure and incomparable. However, there are principles that a person ascertains to and therefore must stand upon. more…

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