An Educated Guess<

by Daryl E. Horton & Tracy Mckever

We started off separate but equal educating our own people
What was once considered illegal an educated black man was lethal
Because he could write and read and organize and speak
Blacks would rise from their knees to escape the mind disease
By enrolling in college and universities able to lead and proceed
To achieve what was once unimaginable is now within arms reach
Educate and teach our minds like sponges soaked up knowledge from the
Greedy fingers crabbing more than we could eat
We arose from decades of sleep once blind but now able to see
From slaves, sharecroppers, and peasants,
To doctors, lawyers, and dentists builders of the sphinx and pyramids
Creators of science and art we were ahead of our time waiting for the
World to start we measured the depth of the sea and read the stars
We counted the drops of rain and were the first to receive the law
Captured and enslaved knowledge driven from the mind
Now free to learn of when we lived life divine
You should endeavor to explore what's not taught in school
And consider whether or not your education came from fools.

The black man and woman understands
that proper education did not come from the white man
Quickly the sand from Africa gathered enabling them to stand
The sun shown brightly on faces that were tanned
From field hands to geologist outlining the future of foreign lands
Papa didn't raise no fools; hoes are not just garden tools
They are people who think that raping and recreating an already existing
culture is a golden rule
From your lips a pool of blood foreshadowing the next flood will drool
We're using your fantasy corporate ladders and blue suits for tissue and

stepping stools
We fertilized this soil with blood and sweat
Yet this is a fact that you'd like to forget
But your feet get wet with each and every step
From this bullshit education that you graciously set
You tried to cancel minority funding thinking this will prohibit my
But my chest remains expanded throughout all of this mess,
I continue to be blest
I have excelled with far less
Now you figure out the rest
Why does our mental remain so unstressed?
You have 30 seconds to figure out the first question of this Black

An Educated Guess byDaryl E. Horton & Tracy Mckever

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