“Let freedom ring!” Cried Jim Crow
Movements and martyrs,
The power in the moment
of the voice, long ago lost -stolen- Found again!
X marks the spot
They beat us down
and hold us back
“All men are created equal”, what happened to that?
I have a dream we will find our way
To long divided-
A haze, a cloud of fog-
My ideas are dark and twisted, justifying unjustifiable acts!
‘An unfortunate loss’
Birmingham – ‘never forget’-
empty words fill the boiling graves:
bodies to consumed by fear to lift a finger, to make a change.
A nation of hate can never be free
Lee, Smith, Till, Reese,
Parker, Guilhard, Moore,
Evers, Chappell -Countless victims of a national crime-
An injustice so high even a witness takes blame
A war raged
‘In the name of God!’
I pledge allegiance to my nation, my race, and my wallet.
“Let freedom ring!” answered the survivors, plagued by their past