Short Black Boy

​SHORT BLACK BOY

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Short black boy

Rooted to the earth

They claim you are the happiest

They have ever met

They say you laugh often

Never look for trouble

And when you do…

You are ready to go closer to dirt

To earn forgiveness or a pat on the head
But do they really know you?

Short black boy

Isn’t that what they named you?

You invest in their merriment

And they feast on your smile

Like parasites they suck on your time

You want to be loved

So they toy with your thoughts

(Hey, we love you!!… Not!)
Short black boy!

You can never change!

It is your curse to be kind

A man of mankind

But don’t you worry

You be yourself and think of nothing else

When the time comes to shine

Believe in your righteousness

And don’t lose your smile
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#Temmyphil

©2017

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