At first glance, America seems like a country of love
A marketplace of ideas-what a free world we live in!
Glitter and rhinestones-what a pretty world we live in!
Lavish lace lining-what a lovely world we live in!
Flowers, pink and orange and white, a blooming environment for all Americans
Red a symbol for its patriotism
But what if that red was created using the blood of African bodies?
Would this world still be as lovely, as pretty, as free?
That blood left over from the hundreds of lynching’s
A closer look at our nation
At the very foundation, we see black legs dangling from the top
These people aren’t supported by the system, they are hanging by its threads
And yes I mean hanging
This country hides its iceberg of problems just underneath the top of the water
In an age where people get offended more by the prospect of being called racist than racism
We thought lynching was over
After all, isn’t America the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Isn’t America a land for equality?
But “suspicious” deaths like that of Raynard Jackson suggest otherwise
Found hanging from a pecan Tree June 15, 2017
2017 I repeat
This racism, this violence is not over
This discrimination in a nation full of domination by the racists
The end to this racism starts with us
Written from “Strange Fruitz”