Swallowed up in the belly of the beast,
Separated from my people in the east,
Middle passage ... withstood the test,
1619 in Jamestown Virginia these
travel weary bones saw no rest.
Survived slavery and the Jim Crow South,
Learned not to reveal thoughts through my mouth.
Up South ... I learned to stay in my place,
and never disrespect the white race,
The Klu Klux Klan or the police man
The founding NAZI fathers of this land.