Breathe Freedom

BREATHE FREEDOM

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

Oppression ~ Has claimed our entire Lives,

You have enslaved us — burnt us alive

Skinned our bodies — sold as purses,

Stolen our babies — raped our women!

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

Yes ~ We express Rage!

Taken from our mothers’ breast

Sold for $2000.00 — to a violent man

We worked your fields

Slaved over your floors and tables

We were beaten bloody

Our body and skin shredded

If we did not bow, you boiled us alive!

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

Empathy ~ Yes, these events were long ago,

Or are they?

We experience those fears each moment of everyday

Shot in the back — beaten to the ground

Why! Do you not understand,

We are the same as you!

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

Compassion ~ At times you gave us food

A dirt floor shack to live in-

Sometimes we might be educated

To serve you hand and mouth

Later — if Freed — emancipate you said,

Only to be stop by a cop — cuz we got a Chill Car

Did you tell us — my success would be considered a crime,

In your mind!

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

Some have stood and fought by us

We call in the crimes and still you are blinded.

My father had gone missing — where? we are not told

Graciousness ~ My Grandma warned us –

Life was slowly changing, not for us — possibly our grandchildren.

We had to prove ourselves — for your Misdeeds and Guilt!

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

I wear a hoodie as a kid staying warm — shot in the back!

Do you understand — I am just like you

Will you be Gracious and allow me a life?

Can you muster up some Compassion!

Understand — I am as you!

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

Yes — we have Rage from being Oppressed

Punched in the gut for standing by a store

Beaten till my neck broke — why?

It’s time we all Let Go

Of Hatred

Care about each other

We are human — no differences

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

Before we begin to kill for no reason

Except our guile — judgements and ignorance

Find Empathy in your stone cold fearing Hearts.

Let Go — be humane — see me as I am — I am like you!

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

I state I am Sorry!

For all the ruthless persecution and violence —

Slavery that should never have been — stolen from your country, Africa!

Families ripped apart — tossed into the ocean — a burden if we are sick,

Hatred from unknown origin. It was Greed — easy money!

No Child — No African, no person of Colour

Ought to feel that Tyranny— nor Fear each day

Because of their beautiful Skin!

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

This was an abomination more than centuries old!

Why does this continue in our educated world?

Educated? – Tells more of greedful acrimony!

Africa has been raped by white men, the soil is stolen

 Yet Africans are not paid- stolen by Europeans.

No animal is worse than a rapacious Human.

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

Raped our women, left alone raising children

Struggling on welfare pittance , blamed— dismissed as besmirch

Black children fear daily, never commited a crime.

Not believing they will see their teens, only image — being Shot!

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

I am Sorry for my forefathers miss-deads!

They are the culprits, and we are shamed for their barbarism.

It is our obligation to change, Now!

Listen to the anger — protests — tell us how we can change!

Do not riot and hurt your people,

You are not as those who enslaved your grandfathers

Or killed your brother!

Come — take our hand and together we will….BREATHE

Give us FREEDOM — Let Us BREATHE

Black Lives DO Matters

 

I am speaking out against Racism & Bigotry!!

When a segment of our population is slaughtered

Rendered to Genocide – we are all to blame!

Our disposition and perceptions

Fall from Integrity to shaming and judgement

Of ALL Humanity!

 Breathe deeply !

The Breath, Is Life in itself;

to our entire body and brain.

Breathing is natural and a given right to everyone!

B R E A T H E  F R E E D O M

 

 

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About the Author: MicheleElys is a Neurobehaviorist ~ Author ~Keynote Educator. Offering inspiration in Trauma Recovery and the benefits of Animal Instinctive Wisdom.

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