My Country, ‘Tis Not For Me (Nor Thee)

running routes – all nasty and smooth
but we don’t run shit.

one kneeling blackskin
vs
32 Redskins.
&
White guilt, camouflaged as indignant rage.
&
Blue lines -blurred, at best.

one man. one strong man. one Black man.

My Brother,
you are not alone.

you are not
alone.

we are one nation
divided.

but
you are not alone.

But,
I will not lie,
it is dark right now.

Our light, once a beacon of potential,
is broken by prisms of greed,
and shrouded in a the veil of fear.

it is dark.

I was born right here,
in the dark
and I ain’t never been home.

never.

but,
hope
springs eternal
and,

if we close our eyes
and open our hearts

some may see,
not
you and me,

But We.

I know a blind man
who could see the beauty
we yearn to be:

Ray Sings America”1972-2011 | The Pop History Dig

https://youtu.be/TRUjr8EVgBg

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