Expended More Than You Know!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Free Verse

Wake up call!

 

Expended More Than You Know!

 

We run, we scatter, we try to hide, but they find us, chain us, and take us inside, this big ship is cold, it’s dank, and they lay us all down, we’re all chained together, we can’t even think, fear has us in it’s grasp so we pray to our ancestors, and we prepare to die, one by one, the sick are thrown off the ship, day after day, week upon week, we think, will this ever end, why have they taken us, where are we going, will we survive another night, we feel ourselves drifting away, when the sun dawns another day, someone sees the shore, we’re happy we’ve survived, we think, maybe our nightmare is over, but no…

 

Virginia, we hear them say, as the take us off the ship, one of us can’t walk, he’s much too sick, they take off his chains and stab him in the heart, his body falls to the shore, we all start to cry and scream, we’re beaten for the privilege, we must learn fast, the White Devil will kill us if we don’t do what he say, they put us on a block, and poke and prod and strip us bare, they put us in a wagon to who knows where, we sweat, toil and die, we’re beaten, raped and we cry. We hear this word we do not know, Nigger they call us, we learn that’s the name the White Devil made up for us, they come at night to rape us then, some of them, even rape our men, they make us pray to their God we do not know, but their Jesus looks like them, it takes many years before we give in, but our hearts hungered for any indication, so we prayed to their God for our salvation. When slavery ended, they said we were free, we got on our knees and said thank you Jesus, now maybe, our nightmare is over, but no…

 

For 243 years, Slavery was the law of the land in this America, now they tell us we’re in reconstruction, for a short time we felt freer than we ever thought we could, definitely freer than the White Devil thought we should, and for a time they gave Black Men the right to vote, so we voted in Black Statesman, and that gave the White Devil quite a jolt, so our suffrage was curtailed by tricks of the political trade, which left us without a voice again, and made us even more afraid, if that could ever be, because we know when the White Devil is very angry, he will go on the hunt, and more Black people will die at the end of their rope, hanging from a tree, not just to kill us, but to teach the ones that live, no matter what the government says, we will never be free...

 

Now here we are in this modern day, and the White Devil still discounts our history. We did not come to these shores, as murders, thieves and rapist, these are traits of the White Devil taught to us, through strife, pain and enslavement, unthinkable horrors done to us, modern Whites refuse to see, acknowledge or even consider ramifications their evil past has had on modern day Black society. They say, that’s in the past, it wasn’t me, pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get on with life. All ignorant statements meant to alleviate themselves from their racist White Devil past and present. Brutal enslavement lingers in the blood, and affects each descendant differently, it’s impossible to eradicate the fear and unjustness Blacks have of White society when the White Devil still roams the streets, the halls of justice and police departments of This America.

Whites do not understand or care to understand the White Devil that still exists in most of White America, the deep ugly veins of hatred are showing, they're in the Politician, the Plumber, the Grocery Clerk, the Teacher, the Policeman and throughout all facets of This America. It’s White America's choice to see these people who are and always have been the greatest threat to harmony and greatness of these United States. Open your eyes, point out these veins of hatred, stand for righteousness and equality, that’s the only way to Make America truly Great for the first time in its history.

 


Submitted: January 29, 2021

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