Black Love

by Qwantu Amaru

Sometimes it seems 
Black men and black women are looking for two different things
Two different dreams 
On two different teams
But the game is the same
And the name of this game is to get caught
Like hide and go seek but everyone's hiding
Black man you used to hunt and provide
Now you riding
Coattails of pimps and playa wannabes
Concentrating more on G's and accumulating the finer things
Rather then becoming the support beams of our cultural houses
Instead letting in little white mouses and termites 
Taking our black women away in the night
When we see that black lady with the white man damn we wanna fight
But you gotta do right to get done right
Sista's ain't that right?
You need to look inside
Take the time to find that diamond in the nile
Instead of being in denial because one black female once did you wrong
Let R & B singers croon the sad songs, 
that black female did you wrong because she was once wronged
Because the first black man she loved wasn't strong enough 
or secure enough to tell her he loved her and then back that shit up
When knocked down in loves court, 
Black Man brush that dirt off yo shoulder's get back up
Look inside
And lift the next black female back up to the pedastal reserved for queens
Instead of buying yourself the finer things manifest as her radiant king
Do all the beautiful things that lovers do
Romance ain't just for her, Black Man it's for you too
We've come a long way together but let me remind you
We grew from tribes to slaves to activists to middle class to billionaires
One constant was always there
Besides our flare, our strength, our courage, and our heart
From the start we only had each other to get us through
It takes two focused on the same things
With one dream
On one team
To make black love beautiful
We only need each other to get us through 

Black Love by Qwantu Amaru

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