Black Poetry : Not Guilty

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  1. shaz

    shaz Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sitting on my leather sofa
    In the land of the free
    Thinking to my self

    I AM NOT GUILTY

    Switching chancels on my color TV
    Thinking to myself

    I AM NOT GUILTY



    Sending my kids to PRIVATE school
    So they can learn the meaning of LIBERTY
    Thinking to myself

    I AM NOT GUILTY

    As a man of color and of conscious
    I have been appalled myself by many of my countries
    Foreign POLICIES as I switch lanes in my new Bentley
    Thinking to myself

    I AM NOT GUILTY
    So what is the cost of liberty for ME
    WHAT IS The cost to Wright this poem in the land of the free

    I don’t know but whatever it is
    I just know

    I AM NOT
    GUILTY

    I AM JUST A CITIZEN OF THE LAND
    OF THE FREE

    INNOCENT

    NOT GUILTY?
     
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    feeling this one with you Shaz
    taking me where i don't wanna go

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    Poetry is sometimes not pretty especially when expressing unpopular notions. As you know I have expressed in my poetry opposition to political wrongs but I must also recognize and accept my role as a US citizen in the facilitation of both foreign and domestic policies, recognizing the reality that I have benefited from many of these policies regardless if I agree with them or not. The price I pay for a gallon of gas is in direct relation to some of these policies and as long as I continue to buy gas and participate in the nations economy I have voted to accept the benefits of this nations foreign policy and I must also accept the blame for the good and bad as well.
    The development of knowledge, wisdom and understanding is not an absolute notion and as such I recognize my ability to disagree and the possibility of being wrong
    Thank you for the read
     
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