Cry

Black Man Crying

My tear ducts dried up long ago…. done seen too much

Done seen suffering slaves and pillaging knaves

and people blown up in underground caves

To pay for the hot tubs of top hats and canes

and I….done seen too much to cry

Done seen people die for five dollars…

Not talkin bout street thugs who kill for a shoe

but the ones what was killed by the red, white, and blue.

Dead… Deprived of a five dollar shot

While shots ring out for oil, 20 dollars a pop

and I….done seen too much to cry

Done seen women… and men… break their chains…

Nothin to lose ‘cept the whip on their backs

Free for the first time, by fighting attacks

Each day more aware of the power we hold

We will create a new day as we bury the old

and so… this ain’t the time to cry.

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