Frozen Clock

Beware black children,
for time is frozen
Shield yourselves from webs pre-woven
White robes have morphed into gold badges
they chase bizarre thrills
like turning brown skin into black ashes

Beware black children,
for time is frozen
Do not go traveling down roads pre-chosen.
White robes have morphed into fine Italian threads
overpopulating nine by ten cells
Filling them with our promising black males.

Beware black children,
for time is frozen.
protect your culture that has been stolen
over and over again
White robes have morphed into your next big break
tightening the shackles of those psychological chains
They think you’re designed not to break…
break…
break…

Break away black children,
for time is frozen
Break those barriers you’ve been closed in
burning crucifixes morphed into campaign signs
Hollow promises from podiums
pumping false hope in ya’
Ruthlessly controlling ya’

Stay awake black children,
for time is frozen
Ignorance slowly morphing into knowledge
Melting the ice
into puddles of progression
drowning out oppression
taking into possession
the power to be
young, black, and FREE.

Written by Tamica Nicole Β© 2016
Photo Credit: Frozen In TimeΒ 

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