Sunday, December 18, 2011

Can I sing America?

Inspiration: Thinking of Langston Hughes Poem, I too sing America
Word: Conflicted

Can I say
that I'm dignified
because I too
am a darker brotha'
and I too, sing America,
but Can I say
that I'm dignified
When I only understand
the speakings of a white song
My own has been lost
too heavily assimilated into
a blood culture for
me to sing that spirtural song
that chant that you were saved from
that chant that we were made from
made our own
and became it
But now I, we, are conflicted
with what song to sing
what soul to be
whats left to be
and how to be

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