Category: Revolutionary Notes

The American Nightmare

Are you lost?
Little black boy tell me
Are you lost?

You look shook, have you seen a ghost?
He replied, “No, just a finger on the trigger, explode, and no hope.”
I asked him how he got away
He suddenly burst out into tears
In that moment I realized
That it actually wasn’t his day
That little boy was now lost forever
Forever without a father to guide him

Through January to December

Repeat 365 days!
Repeat 365 days!
Repeat 365 days!
Repeat 365 days!
Repeat.

Are you lost?
Little black boy tell me
Are you lost?

Let someone ask me how many black people have died by the hands of a police officer
I would just tell you too many.
I ask again

Are you lost?
Little black boy tell me
Are you lost?

It’s okay, see,
Living in America
You’ll get used to being lost
You’ll get used to seeing your family
Shed tears and spill blood for a nation that doesn’t claim them
I’m telling you now black boy
Do not ever join the army
He asked me why
I told him to think about what he’ll be fighting for
He had a blank look on his face.
I told him to never fight for someone or something
That doesn’t even want to see you breathe
Yea, I showed him a picture of Eric Garner
The definition of a man who used his Freedom of Speech
Only to have it backfired on him

Are you lost?
Little black boy tell me
Are you lost?

I would be lying if I told you
Everything will be fine
This is not true
History has shown us that
You can be black, walk with skittles
Get slaughtered
Be black, sell CDs
Get slaughtered
Be black, resist unlawful arrest
And get slaughtered
Be black,
And well that’s it.
All it takes is for your skin to be a little darker than theirs,
And you’re a threat

So if you’re lost
Little black boy
If you’re lost
Let me guide you to the promise land,
And away from

The American Nightmare

@KingRoyaleW // Part II