Twenty Two Score and Nine Years Ago

by Kateb Nuri Shunnar

Twenty Two Score and Nine Years Ago 

Our fathers were brought forth on this continent 

as slaves to build a nation conceived by death and dishonorment 

dedicated to the proposition that all slaves were three fifths less then equal.

Now that we are engaged in the great battle of time 

our ermines has us annihilating our own mind

We are on the great battlefield of that war of freedom, Justice and equality.

We have come to fight for those whom blood was spilled

It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

We come to fight for the living and the dead who struggle(ed)

from the rising morning to the dark of the night.

Two score and ten years ago desegregation was brought to the nation highest court

What a land of equality 

Two score and ten years ago Emmett Till death came swiftly for allegedly whistling 

at a white woman 

What a land of Justice two white murders set free 


Two score and one year ago four young girls 

were killed in Alabama while attending Sunday school

What a nation of love and peace 

they will bomb you at the face of God with no regard 


We the children and descendent's of slaves stand to form a more perfect union 

We stand to establish justice 

We stand to insure domestic tranquility 

Our army stands to provide common defense and to secure the blessings of our 

freedom, justice, liberty and equality God has bestowed on us as human beings 

Twenty Two Score and Nine Years Ago by Kateb Nuri Shunnar

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