October 17th I posted this poem on this website...
Hanging From a Tree
I just saw on the news black man found on a noose
In a white man's yard, suicide, cops said with the clues
He was an eyewitness to a murder, a white man did it
At least that's what they said, don't take my words as a critic
I just heard it 2 minutes ago didn't get a chance to research
The thought that Wednesday a brother hanging from a tree hurts
This is real! Nothing made up I'm a writing reporter
So I use my paper & ink as my reality recorders
Can't be pissed, because that's how we're expected to react
Hate & racism is still prevalent & that's a natural fact
But is it the case in this case black man found on a white man's tree
I gotta either let the situation be or find out more facts to let my mind free
Man, black man found in a white man's yard hanging from a tree
& they wonder why realists can't fully take these shackles off their feet
This poem is in my book.
I was doing some research on Assata Shakur and I stumbled across this article http://panafrican.tv/product_info.php?products_id=160. A face is now attached to my words. I just had to share this people...