I consider things protractedly
and the things I feel I do so
Deep like the black community
used to be and your faith used to
be in me;
But the problem is that you’re
used to being me for all of my
prisons and failed responsibilities.
For the negligence of the love
you’d given me.
The best man has always been
in me, I just needed a little nurturing
and salve on the shit that was
The reason I saw pass your hurt,
you see? I became worthless
for not seeing the worth in me.
The slavers planned laid perfectly.
How can I win this fight to BE in a world that despise and envy me?
I mean seriously, how can I win
When you won’t value the good
You’ve gotten so used to playing
the Man that sometimes you
feel like a niqqa from the Hood
GOD knows them niqqas haven’t
been good to me. Like Lawd it’s
True I’m a political prisoner with
Name a Moor that’s been more
misused than a child who’s skin
tone covers his bruises?
You know GOD will use this?
And whatever GOD has blessed
WOMAN with is what it’ll take to
get a Negus through this.
At one point WE knew this… Our Union for the sake of the
world is bliss and the devil
knows this is true.
So here’s the plan: Let me
Stand the Man I Am but
I NEED YOU…. To BE You, in All that
© Kesau’c N. Hill
About the Author
Kesau’c N. Hill is an ex-gang member who, at the age of sixteen, was convicted of murder and sentenced to serve 15-years to Life in the California Department of Corrections. Fighting became a lifestyle that would accompany the gang world deathstyle. However, he would soon be mentored by an English teacher named John Murphy who saw past his tough guy exterior into something explosively creative.
He introduced him to the art of poetry and the power of the spoken word. He’d use that power to his advantage when his life serving Life became too difficult to bear. By defiantly writing poetry all over his prison cell walls “meaning” and “Passion” was discovered, hope and a sound vision was realized. Quite literally, poetry saved his life.
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