Letter To My Brothers

Brothers
Listen when I speak to you
It is time for you to open your eyes
Don’t fall into the man’s sinister trap
Don’t mess around with the rest of your life

Brothers
Listen when I speak to you
I will tell you this time and time again
You were meant to live the life of Kings
Do not waste life rotting away in the Pen

Brothers
Listen when I speak to you
I feel I must let you know
Learn from the fallacies of Mr. Simpson’s ways
Brothers
Let them white women go

Brothers
Listen when I speak to you
I know your life is filled with hurt and pain
But the only way to find true happiness
Is to free your mind from the holds of the shackles
Brothers
Break free of those chains

Brothers
Listen when I speak to you
I know growing up in this country has left you
scarred
But when you start killing your own family
Brothers
You have absolutely gone too far

Brothers
Listen when I speak to you
Why are you robbing and stealing to earn respect
Power does not come from crooked cash
True power is derived from the intellect
Brothers
Listen when I speak to you
I said I would tell you this again and again
You were meant to live the life of Kings
The life of Royalty
Not as some laboratory experiment
Rotting away in a maximum security Pen

Brothers
Listen when I speak to you
It is time for a change
and I know you can
Help your daughters develop into beautiful women
Raise your son to become a resolute
Strong Black Man

Brothers
Listen when I speak to you
Wake up
Open your eyes
Divided we will be eliminated from the earth
Together
We can make a stand
Together
We will rise

Brothers
Listen, when I speak to you..

About Sean King

Husband, Father, Writer, Philosopher, Humanitarian

Posted on July 21, 2021, in Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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