#BlaPoWriMo: So What If It Was A Black Man?

A repost of a poem I wrote a couple years back. I think it fits perfectly with the BlaPoWriMo prompt: write a poem for the “don’t-care negro.”

. . .

What does it mean to be Black in America?
For you, it means the same as it did half a century ago.
When a Black man was charged with rape
Just for staring a white women in the face,
And the Mammy loved her white employer so much
That she didn’t give a damn about the men of her own race.

After your ancestors fought in a war for their Freedom.
Began a movement simply by refusing to leave their seats.
Marched on Washington for their Civil Rights.
They would turn in their graves
To see injustice remain as it did
Just so you could continue to sit on your couch
Complaining about the color of your skin.

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