Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Behind the Shadow of Reconciliation

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Behind the Shadow of Reconciliation

Article excerpt

I know I am being called and god told me you don't have a choice

Seeing through eyes stand with tears

How do I heal the pain, the inevitable cause of the system

Suffering from sale and private ownership I feel something dieing in me and I am afraid

I hear the calling and know that it is not enough to forgive those so distant

Different from those I watched lynching my ancestors from trees

Rapping my great, great, great grandmother, the cop that pepper sprayed that man off the train

I cry, I cry, I Pray

I rage and am sent back to the pain

That capitalist, objectifying ,mother fucker comes out and I am ready to flip

Swing fist, go crazy almost in a trance

I hear Dr. King saying that "Hate is a burden"

Though I have forgiven my White liberal down for my people, fist in the air, New Age,

Loving, shouting terms from my Black studies courses, in line , straight line, progressive, hard

core, genuine to the core

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