I’m talking about you Man
Used and abused Man
Who are you Man?
A Black and Blue Man?
Just seems like another confused Man.
Love your People Man?
Don’t understand their deeds Man?
You're not a confused Man,
Hold on, wait. (Shhhh)
Not that Black and Blue Man,
Not the Coconut Man......
With an alternative plan
Black and Blue Man,
Sometimes it’s hard Man,
You know what’s right. Man
You see The Pure Blue Man.
Sometimes wearing the clan Brand.
Right under his sleeve Man
You're not their friend,
You know what’s real Man.
You put on your badge but wait.
You're still a Black Man.
Now.... a Black and Blue Man
Wow, you’re a real Man.
Trying to be a fair Man.
Not The Coconut Man.
You’re still A Black Man...,
Yes Ma’am; sometimes it’s You.
We know her, Ms. Black and Blue...
Sir, you have a taillight out.
I need to see your license, registration, and proof of insurance.
Stop, Don’t Move, Put your hands in the air….
Hold on, what did he say?
What do I do?
Should I stop reaching for my license???
but he just asked to see registration and proof of insurance..........
Should I put my hands 🙌🏼 in the air; or
Should I not move???
Those instructions were so confusing
Bang, Bang, Bang
(Where did those shots come from?)
They call him The Devil Man,
He thinks he’s a clever Man
Don’t get confused,
It’s not the color of the skin
It’s that Damn mindset
You know what happened in Tulsa.
Did you see the insurrection?
What about the voter's suppression plan?
Don’t fall victim……….
You know the ultimate plan......
To get you to lose faith.
You know that anti-inspiration plan.
It’s not to hold you down.
It’s to make you think you can’t rise.
Get off my neck Man,
I know The Devils Plan.
I won’t be confused.
It’s not the color of his skin Man.....
It’s the Devils plan.
My eyes are open,
I’m not falling for the Devils Plan; again....... MAN
We are not who they want us to be.
We are not even who We pretend to be.
We have gone out of our way to make others comfortable when we speak so they won't squirm in their seat.
We are who others wish they could be.
You, She, and I, are We.
So let it go, yeahhhhh let all that s&%$ (stuff) go. Be strong, Be Brave, Be We.
For We are a nation of warriors.
Not broken...., just bruised.
although at times
We have been shattered and misused.
Sister, sit up in that chair; put your hands in the marvelous air.
We are strong individually,
But, in unity We are unimaginable,
Because the idea of We, not me, is scary; when spoken out loud.
So, let others squirm in their seat if they please.
You, she, and he; join me.
In unity are un-breakable, invincible, and indestructible.
We in unity are un-breakable, invincible, and indestructible.
You have graced my space with your face.
And I thank you.
My space has become a better place
because of your face.
Your face in my space,
Blows my mind.......
Have you ever been told that?
Brother wear that smile on your face as only you can.
When you want and it’s not fake.
No one needs to tell you when it’s time to stand up and perform with a Big wide grin.
We know when and how to do,
what we do.
So, Brothers and Sisters don’t smile for someone else.
Smile for you, because you can.
So, please understand, when you receive my smile....... that sometimes seems rare;
know that it’s sincere
She walks through the door while he lies in bed. Her beautiful green eyes still brighten whatever room she enters.
He looks up from the pillow where he has been resting his weary head.
With one glance he gives her the Sweet Eye. (You know we call it a wink).
They talk and laugh and enjoyed one another presence. It goes unsaid that, leaves have fallen, and time has passed (about 34 years).
Oh, how time doesn’t stand still but, only in this moment, ‘The Sweet Eye will.’
Before she departs for the day.
She makes one request from the man who it seems at times could fix anything for you, if only you asked; ……., unless he had already made plans to go fishing.
Her request seemed simple but so sincere, “Can I get another Sweet Eye”.
The Sweet Eye was initiated from the pillow where he laid his head and was well received by the lady with the light eyes.
The reaction of this exchange created smiles and laughter, who knew that this Sweet Eye exchange would be their last (transaction) to share together.
They understand the meaning of the Sweet Eye.
It meant; “I Love you.”