Arsenal

by Brittany Stuckey

Skin dark as night.
He had weaponry and was unaware.
He wore shackles like his forefathers.
Fighting for equity not equality.

He had weaponry and was unaware.
His guns were loaded with fortitude.
Fighting for equity not equality.
The battle was old and new.

His guns were loaded with fortitude.
However, the system had evolved.
The battle was old and new.
Would there ever be resolve?

However, the system had evolved.
The chains that were once physical became mental for most.
Would there ever be resolve?
Will they ever know that Africa was responsible for many diasporas?

 

The chains that were once physical became mental for most.
Seeking acceptance in an environment that shuns your very being.
Will they ever know that Africa was responsible for many diasporas?
You are worth your weight in Gold.

Seeking acceptance in an environment that shuns your very being.
This is not the journey to self-love.
You are worth your weight in Gold.
Find strength in knowing that your ancestors were Kings.

This is not the journey to self-love.
You wear the shackles of your forefathers.
Find strength in knowing that your ancestors were Kings.
Skin dark as night.

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