Our Experience/Your Issue

by Trina Williams-Emigh

I canít
Was that?
Are you?
The voice that speaks me into becoming blue?
From being caught up in all this black shit
Who is?
Who isnít?
Black Ė true
Like my being black
...has to be proven to you
Time to remove those blinders from your mind...cause

OUR history was falsely defined
OUR lives are parallel in time
OUR future is intertwined

So wake yo dumb ass up
To my black ass
In the mirror
Staring back at you
Cause Iím fed up with swallowing this bullshit stew
About caste and class and shades of skin
Iím tired of this tirade
About the shade of black that is displayed
What seems to be OUR experience
Youíve turned into an issue
So Somehow your view is askew
Cause Youíre black
Iím black
And thatís that

Our Experience/Your Issue by Trina Williams-Emigh

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