I Don't Listen To Tupac!

by MIchaelle

"You people can do anything with your hair"
"You people can do anything with your hair."
-and she said it without even blinking
I try to be her and wonder what the heck was she thinking?
"You listen to Tupac don't you?" (laughter)
"You listen to Tupac"
-and he said it without even blinkin'
I don't listen to Tupac, what the heck was he thinking!
"Yo, what up dog?! Wassup!"  (laughter)
"Yo, what up dog?! Wassup!"
-and they said it without blinking, I don't talk like that.
What the heck were they thinkin
Maya Angelou said it best, and I quote:
'You declare my ways are wanton that I fly from man to man,
but if I'm just a shadow to you could you ever understand?'
It seems to me that from your point of view, one of us makes all of us.
Rap videos and drugged up pro's
are not a representation of my entire race-
I am offended!
You won't here me say, "You people are so colorless, lifeless and bland"
I've never said, "white trash, cracker, what an unclean man"
I am a Black Lady and we don't talk like that.
I've never said, "Heavy metal, country, yuck!"
Never imitated "golly gee" or  "like totally cool dude"
I've never condemned you for the mistreatment of another,
never hated you for the hanging of my brothers.
I was forced to learn your history while mine was ignored.
Got tired of all the King Henry's, after the 10th grade I was bored.
Everytime one of my folks got locked up you shook your head,
whenever you saw another that resembled him
but was not him you got scared (racial profiling)
Timothy McVeigh slayed
but you never heard me say, "All white folks are killers!"
For you it seems ignorance is bliss
I don't get this!!!

What about me that scares you?
Is it my eyes, my hair, my stance?
Could it be my anger, my soul, maybe it's the way I dance?

I don't get it.
I'm gonna keep on evolving.
My only prayer is that you do to.

I Don't Listen To Tupac! by Michaelle

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