Slam Piece - I'll Wait by Sheldon Alexander
|Provided by Vice|
They say a protest is the language of the unheard. It's absurd to speak to the blind in sign, But somehow they can see gang flags. Turning peace into terror Preying on civil unrest Some pray we scream to our last breath Whether it's through protest or protest. Progress through Congress. congressionally we are condemned to a life of hell, But on the 25th hour we'll be free. On the blue moon of juneteenth valuable lessons we are systematically taught is to Wait on it... Our change gone come And by our change I mean Barack Hussein But even with change things are still the same The puppet master didn't change the strings just the names I'll wait.. So what did MLK mean by free? When he wanted to change within what was born systematically I'll wait So what did Malcolm x mean when he told us to go be free? And leave your comfortable reality I'll wait As we riot on deaf ears As we create signs for the blind As our tongues are cut because all lives matter While our blood is constantly splattered The justice system knows that it has never mattered Unless it's blue Or white In between the cracks we represent the red along the dead... Burial grounds under obelisk to put us to rest Burial grounds under monuments to put us to rest Bodies abound Stacked breast to breast Give it a rest New slaves I'll wait for the applause Oh Lord I had a dream That a neanderthal Came beneath my sheets My things my woman my manhood culture Like a vulture it would evolve From slow dances And broken language Miss-communicated Intentions Blades in the bed Since needles in mastas haystack Black back packs aren't Explosive enough to black skin terror A tier below still never makes it any better Politicians changing to the 7 day forecast News headlines is another blood bath In That land of guns and popcorn With the heat so hot you could pop corn Ameri-K-K-Ka so hot Make the globe warm But don't cry over spilt oil Or coal mines on native soil The Keystone of this was baptized in Flint I wait. As we riot on deaf ears. change. Change. CHANGE. The homeless scream. A yea Ill wait..