See me? I’m happy I’m doomed, because I know that I’m doomed.
I know WHAT I can do unlike the rest of you fools, which is a shame because no matter what you do, it’s your blood that’s the glue sticking you to stereotypes of the few that are stop-checked and pooled, rounded up and carted off to concentration camps with “HMP” stamped on the roof… To be battered and bruised, subliminal slaves on the news, new to the news that you can be better than being just “youths”.
So.. you see me? I’m happy I’m doomed.
I’m glad I don’t know the life that you do.
I’m glad I can leave my blue borough with my head held high and true, melanin fuelled, safe in the knowledge that in my past there is nothing to make me future statistical news.
So go ahead and point at the fact that I’m doomed
At the fact that I’m black and I’m different from you
At the fact some would say that I’m one in a few but the fact still remains I’m still black like you.
Escape from the truth,
But before you can escape the current state of play, you first must acknowledge that we’ve been morally, spiritually and institutionally raped.. And factually drained.. The factories slaves, with ignorance and slavery tattooed on our backs and our brains.
So in future when you take your son out to play, or when he’s out at the park kicking ball with his mates, you must first make him know that from now until his last day as far as they are concerned he is just another Kinte, and that will never change, even with the white house eating soul food from their plates.
So I’ll leave this with you,
Nothing I’ve said is profound but it’s true, and those tattoos on our brains mean it’s only accepted by few. So whether you’re bored in your office or shottin’ your food when you look in the mirror remember I’m just as black as you. But I’ve opened my eyes and I ate that thoughtful food. And it made me realise that as much as much racist police officers and institutions apparently aren’t true, the fact still remains that when you look in 10 downing street you don’t see me OR you..
And that is the truth.