Thursday, December 14, 2006

Quote Of The Moment

In this modern day world
We seem to consume
The "N" word of hate
The slave word for doom


This word has been drenched
In red from our blood
It enslaved us like swine
Chain dragged through the mud


How fast we forget
Those lynch mobs and scars
The burnings and beatings
Those hot branding bars


Our freedom was taken
Our humanity stole
We were just that "N" word
No body no soul


Our women were raped
Some men were castrated
Black children were sold
Our race was degraded


With the crack of a whip
This word was yelled out
With each break in our necks
The rope showed know doubt


We were hunted like prey
Then put on the block
We were branded as slaves
With a chain brace and lock


This "N" word was use
To take guilt out of blame
Because it made us inhuman
To be killed with no shame


Yet after all of those years
Of that suffering pain
The use of this word
Has weaken our brain


We throw it around
Like a word with no past
But history lives on
From the shadow it cast


It's now part of our language
In every sentence we say
It shows off our ignorance
In a sorry sad way


There's no other culture
And no other race
That would embrace such a slur
Or welcome disgrace


Yet we as Black people
Have done so for years
Our dignity lost
Without feelings or tears


It's part of the reason
We will never excel
Or out-live our slums
And Ghetto-ish hell


--"The N Word"
by David Farrar

1 comment:

Brother Smartness said...

That's powerful.

In just a few words, one can say so much.