this poem is a tru story, no poetic license was taken 2 embelish the account given. although virtually unknown, this gr8 woman actually existed. C A N D A C E Please listen close and please pay strict attention As I relate a tale more than worthy of mention But first let me inform u that this 1 true story Is one of many among Africa’s dynasties of glory One of the characters is alexander the so called great And the major encounter that altered his historical fate We will see where this would be conqueror made his biggest mistake U will hear how so called blew his hot African date Let me tell u what so called was most fond of doing Parading his troops before black kings & queens, and thereby them wooing Most black heads of state were so impressed with his might After viewing his soldiers, there was rarely a fight Independence now gone, taxes & treaties in its place So called could move on, “ well, I ve conquered that race” But one little known stop provided his biggest disgrace And a history lesson whites have tried to erase He performed his parade number, all his troops in their trim But when he thought he had conquered they had something for him Now, whether so called saw black armies before, I don t know He wasen t prepared for what came next, though For u see, black queen Candace sent one hell of a show A parade of black force, 40,000 or so Just imagine w me this great alkebu-lan scene W/geographical beauty like something out of a dream Abundant wildlife, rolling hills, snow capped mountains serene A pastel blue sky, a lush blanket of green Untamed rushing rivers, so sweet pure and clean Now enter black Candace, royal alkebu-lan queen And while so called considered whether or not he should charge ‘er He was handed a note, quote, “if south u d care to come farther I will show u another army this one even larger” Candace told him up front that if he was, she was game It was a direct challenge to so called s great name And when the grapevine got hold, it sure tarnished his fame W/out firing a shot stringing bows or one spear Candace defeated so called, then said “now get the hell out of here” Candace kept alexander from crossing her Ethiopian borders Not by begging or treating but by dispatching her orders See, she wasen t impressed by this loud mouthed macho man w/his overrated toy soldiers or by his marching band & She wasen t satisfied just to get him off of her land She ordered him out of the continent of Alkebu-lan Remember this great sister who ignored so called s clout his departure wasen t triumphant, a black woman ordered him out So called couldn t believe that one of “his kind” Could encounter a black woman who could outthink his "great" mind And what’s much worse by far, she could kick his behind So when u read that no more worlds left to conquer line Seems to me al made sure he ran out right on time This embarrassed him so that he broke down & cried See, he just couldn t deal w/this blow to his pride By the way, not long after this, the great, so called, died And from all that u’ve heard u may think I m taking her side It s just that whites still criticize, ignore & berate ‘er But if he s the great and she beat him Then she s black queen Candace the greater Candace, can t u come back say for a year or two? & Reinspire the substance that was once Timbuktu? There are so few good workers & yet so much to do Somehow I feel we might succeed if we had input from u Just your presence is a reminder of a united black worldview If u won t come back for that won t u come back and see The way they have butchered your alkebu-lan family More than ever we’ve need of a trained bold black army And an experienced leader w time tested strategy W a combination like that we could set Zimbabwe truly free Have u seen our young Alkebu-lan offspring? Alert, beautiful, w senses so keen Some exist in encampments & drink water unclean While plunderers rape the wealthiest continent ever seen Their destines controlled by people they ve never seen Whose primary motivation is to fill their pockets w green Priceless black life becomes worthless in this white mans heartless scheme Candace, tell us our past, they have tried to conceal The glorious mysteries of Alkebu-lan reveal They omit & mislead, misconstrue w such zeal Then they ve got the audacity to tell me they know how I must feel Well if they do, why do they continue to rape plunder & steal The non-violent protest seems a useless appeal Your brothers and sisters in the states they ve abused They’re a long way from home, and they re lost and confused U can look anywhere that our people are Then look for mistreatment, u won t have to look far Come warm us w your luv in that rich Alkebu-lan way Candace, help us, if u can, keep the exploiters at bay And offset the oppression we must overcome every day We re so many, so lonely, in this brief earthbound stay One look deep in our being shows the depths of dismay And reveals the ravages of a people led astray If I knew u were in hades I would come there this night I d remain in ur stead, so u could come lead the fight Restraining all that beauty & courage just isn t right The so called s of today could not stand the sight And what displeases them most is what brings me delight If u can t come back Candace, well I just had to try In ur timeless sagacity, u would understand why I ve cajoled & I ve pleaded cause I had my heart set See, I luv u black Candace, although we ve never met Alkebu-lan knew greatness long before any eur-asians came But in the history books, they don t mention ur name W/this poetic tribute I will submit our claim For your fair share of overdue, justifiable fame Though they make this a practice, they exhibit no shame Which just supports as I ve said, that their works are inane Any research that s scientific is their exclusive terrain But w reference to Alkebu-lan they re outside their domain But if u seek out some black knowledge or dare to complain The whites & some blacks act like u must be insane Though they try to erase u they do so in vain Just cause they leave her out don t mean she didn t reign Your brothers & sisters, they have ignored us too Cause we've got a complexion they cannot see through But I assure u my sister while there s still breath we can get We will shout to the world, we won t let them forget The leave outers don t realize as they ignore her contribution They r sewing the seeds of an Alkebu-lan revolution For when it comes to greatness there s no absolute measure It s just what scale u use, and what values u treasure She was the gatekeeper of Ethiopia in b.c. 332 She was posed to defend, defeat & pursue Determined, courageous, w/out fear, cause she knew That besides being beautiful black is powerful too So who s great and who s not just depends on the rater Now I ll sum up my case proving Candace was greater In post and prestige, she outranked alexander She was a world renowned military tactician and her own field commander So although al saw himself as some great instigator Try as he might he could not intimidate ‘er She did what no male could do, gonna have to deal w her sooner or later But their bigotry blinds them, so they won t circulate er Their beliefs leave them no framework w which to relate er Her skin colors too black, so they can t assimilate er She remained undefeated on the world s war theatre And in the case of so called, to whose will did whom cater? So u can thank Amen-ra that great black creator Cause he may have given al the great, but he gave black queen Candace the greater!