Remember I love you… Love every hue of you In fact From Caramel Cocoa Red Bone Chocolate Cinnamon Blue Black Even White Chocolate Cuz’ if Chocolate be in there There’s some beautiful for me to love in that I see the Blackened We Have traveled past His story God’s Glory Got us through Middle passage flashbacks Slashes Scars healed on our backs From Master Whips Proclamations for Emancipations From Juneteenth 1965 To 2008 Freedom Cries Love your Civil Rights marches Your raised Black Power fist Loved you even when you pressed Permed Greased Watered and gel down Your Afro Dayuuuuum! You got some hair trips… Past heroin Cocaine Peddling crack And Smoking dank sticks… Still I love you… Loved you when you were ****** Negro Colored Black Afro-American Then African American Even though I didn’t quite see the need In correcting what was already a given fact Loved you when you love being the American But can’t stand the African in you But I do… I even love you When you call me a ***** Cuz’ see I figure Only a ***** would do that Sometimes, when you try my last nerve I even call you a ***** back What remains in tact is that I love you Remember… I love you through Youth mandated authorities Juvenile delinquencies Criminal minded exploratory Over crowed with you penitentiaries All the while trying to get you to see You can’t really stand If you still trying to be slick Get over quick Still trying to stay high But can’t you see You already know how to fly How you gonna soar If you ignore The same set traps You already fallen for? Let me give you something To be handcuffed to A blackened undercover Here come “One Time” definition To ride in the back of Be convicted by some Black Love Better yet Do our community service Volunteer Be the mother Father-brother-sister-daughter-son-lover That becomes the first Or the next one To love something other than yourself So, let me be the first To break the generational curse Remind you to remember I love you… Sistas…. I ain’t hatin’ Just stating Those clothes skin tight Less than mini Almost ain’t any shirt/skirt Tells me you already hurtin’ Even if I ain’t right You might be attracting The wrong one tonight Creating a sty Distracting your own or somebody else Strong third eye to stay open Sistas, I love you I’m just hopin’ You love you too… Brothas… I love you… All the while Your every style gives me a smile Love every look of you Even when you believe The best you can do Is a white tee Some Nike Oh, excuse me… Some newest $200 Pair of Jordan tennis shoes I love your thugged out pants hanging low Even though I wanna pull that sssssshhhhhhh up I am struck By the respect and love I have for you Knowing the true and real thugs Wear $1000-$2000 dollar suits See, I love you… Even when you do or say Some sssshhhhhh that ain’t cool Love you through You loving Me While loving her While loving she Shacking up with the ***** Broad Hoe I guess we both know This queen Those labels could never be! Somehow, you sometimes needed To shackle a sista Black So you chose ***** Broad Hoe Made them your baby momma Saving me from the drama Like I wasn’t watching you Like I wasn’t right there with you going through… I see…and I loved you Still do… Loved you past Crimes of passion Survived Physical and emotional tongue lashings Assaults of the heart Sometimes looked like they played unspoken parts In the documentary called “How We Black Love” But Hell no.. NO F%$K THAT! In fact If it’s a ***** you wanna smack Get a pit bull and practice on that But if I be the ***** You intend to Black slap Prepare to see SPCA-Soldiers Positioned for Counter Attack Whether you get beat down Or find yourself 6ft underground I WILL STILL LOVE YOU! Brotha You are my morning star My Sun Sista You are the crescent Quarter Half Full Moon Where the light of Darkness comes from Love you from North West South And Far Off East From the Heavened Sky To the Ocean Deep We are the Alpha and Omega I see the God in you YES! That is the first and the lasting memory Of why I will always love you Do our community service Volunteer Be the mother Father-brother-sister-daughter-son-lover That becomes the first Or the next one To love something other than yourself Pay me Black in that Our wealth be infinite Already God divined Already Ancestor sent God knows What I know It ain’t no secret So, I’ma tell it If you wanna tell somebody Please do I love you Ain’t that enough? Won’t ever be enough Can’t ever be enough! I love you… Love every hue of you In fact From Caramel Cocoa Red Bone Chocolate Cinnamon Blue Black Even White Chocolate Cuz’ if Chocolate be in there There’s some beautiful for me to love in that I see the Blackened We Have traveled past His story More importantly God’s Glory God knows What I know It ain’t no secret So, I’ma tell it If you wanna tell somebody Please do Remember to tell them I LOVE YOU Remember…?