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On the Night Negroz lost their minds…

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    by BAR poet-in-residence Raymond Nat Turner

    Since that November

    Night in ’08, Negroz

    Ain’t been straight…

     

    On the Night Negroz lost their minds…

    by BAR poet-in-residence Raymond Nat Turner

     

    Perhaps it’s the crack

    I smoked, the lines

    I snorted, the ludes

    I dropped, the shit

    I shot, the rot gut

    I gulped on the A

    Train hurtling uptown

    That’s agitating me—

    Perhaps I’m dating

    Myself—lubricant in

    Right hand—fantasizing

    About yesteryears

    African- Americans walked

    Vertical like asymmetrical

    Street soldiers, sacred

    In tens of thousands,

    Instead of slithering on red,

    White and blue bellies,

    Like silly putty-headed

    Bamboozled babies—

    Their un-fused Fontanel lobes

    Parker Bros. playthings…

     

    I recall with horror

    That November night

    Negroz lost their minds

    As if they’d had a huge

    Hit of Goebbels shit!

     

    Eyes wide, brains fried

    Frostbitten feet, freeze-

    Dried tears, hallucinating…

    Since that November

    Night in ’08, Negroz

    Ain’t been straight…

     

    Somethin’ spellbinding about

    Smoke & mirror Mc Daddy

    Hawkin’ worthless “Yes,

    We can” buttons and

    T-shirts, counterfeit change

    In trillion dollar deals

    For carriers, cluster

    Bombs, Hellfire Missiles,

    As world champion

    Purveyor of violence

     

    Something bewitching ‘bout

    Bankster bailouts and

    Being in back pockets

    Of Fortune 500

    Pharmaceutical and

    Insurance companies—

    Somethin’ intoxicating

    About clean coal ties,

    Pipeline binding, ALEC,

    The brothers Koch and

    Trade agreements off-

    Shoring jobs Negroz need!

     

    I’m mad at Negroz,

    Yet LOVE Negroz MADLY

    I pray they grow up

    & come down with some

    Adult politics…

     

    Raymond Nat Turner can be contacted at upsurgejazz.com.

     

    Raymond Nat Turner © 2014 All Rights Reserved

     

     

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