Are we living to die?
Constant tears watering graves as countless mothers cry.
Brothers, sisters, husbands, uncles, nieces, and somebody’s cousin gone away.
While it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday is left in the background to play.
What is it about us that you fear?
Is it the melanin engraved deep beneath our skin?
The skin the gives proof of where live begins?
Within us we gave birth to many generations,
Powerful enough to lead nations.
Or maybe you’re scared of what we leave behind; Legacies
Legacies you intended to strip from us with your privilege
Your privilege that no longer compares
To the generational wealth we now create
The generational wealth that scares you like our melanin
Our generational wealth that will transform our black dollars into black businesses
So you’re scared
Scared enough to use your badge and privilege to sin
That many sins you committed by taking the life
Of the descents from where life began
Confident, that’s what you have been with each one taken
Our silence has had you severely mistaken
We have walked in the light of peace like Martin
But oh how quickly we can get it cracking like Malcolm
For it was he that said:
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Now that I have your attention, let me be clear
We are done being filled with fear whenever we get pulled over
There will be no justification for the wrong doings of others
Our voices will not be silenced or bought
No longer will loved ones spend countless times in the cemetery
Consider the grass to be overwater by mother’s tears
No longer will we live to die.