America in Verse
America in Verse

Black History

A Poem

Black History

Black History

I was beaten

I was torn

I was raped

And a child was born

My son would have inherited some of the masa’s properties

But he only became his slave since he had black blood in him

There are so many blacks

We need to start killing them so they do not complicate

There is so much trash in America

We should start getting rid of them before they overpopulate

Who do they feel like?

The other day

I wanted to have my way

With my dirty slave Susannah

“Masa masa no suh” she kicked and screamed

“You will listen!”

That is black history

Black history is about the brothers and sisters who were whipped to build the white house that we didn’t even get to live in till 217 years later

The people, my ancestors that were forced to build America can’t even live in it peacefully

Black history is diversity and getting rid of sexism, racism, and every kind of -ism

How can you hate on immigration yet this ain’t even your nation, most of y’all’s ancestors are Caucasian, how come mine were the ones working in plantations?

Black history is accepting that although we are a hated race we still got a lot of potential

Cause if y'all don't like us so much why do you keep on recreating our culture as your own “trend”

Cornrows #boxerbraids, Mapouka traditional African dance #twerking, Bantu Knots #minibuns, Do-rags #urbantiecaps, Fried Chicken #popeyes?

Black history is still being able to stand strong after the people who are supposed to be protecting us are killing us off #trayvonmartin #philandocastile #freddiegray #injustice

Black history is going past boundaries and discovering talents and abilities with confidence

Did y'all really think black people were born to join gangs and sing about how we “started from the bottom now we’re here”?

Like y’all lowride too

And say nigga everyday

And don't even get us started on the shoes and clothes

When Kylie Jenner wears colourful hair it's a style but when black people did it was ratchet?

We are not trying to make you uncomfortable but to make you understand that black origins are not just about huts or unhealthy environments

Black history is accepting that we have been persecuted for as long as we can remember but cannot do anything about it because we believe in unity and not segregation

Although we are known as druggies and disobedient people we are all beautiful people created by God

I was beaten

I was torn

I was raped

And a child was born

That is black history

Black lives matter #alllivesmatter

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