Tell me again

hanging2Tell me again why we should forget I see that you haven’t forgotten Pearl Harbor yet Tell me again why you say you can’t … You paid everyone else for their time in the camps
Tell me again why we should ignore The many times you said “you’re mama’s a whore” Tell me again why because we fail to see The reasons you hung all our men from a tree
Tell me again why our history you choked For chaining us, killing us, suppressing our vote Tell me again why we should share your terror Our enemy’s long been who you see in the mirror
Tell me again why you wouldn’t relent From calling our ancestors niggers and wench Tell me again why so we’ll understand And please with a straight face if you think you can
Tell me again why those little girls died For once tell the truth not another ‘white lie’ Tell me again why now that you live in fear It’s about time you felt what we felt all those years
Tell me again why because we’re not insane We know no one’s cornered the market on pain Tell me again why is it you find? When you cry your tears they are wet just like mine
Tell me again why, we pray that you tell Why when we made your heaven you gave us pure hell Tell me again why what is your excuse Why you won’t compensate us for all your abuse
Tell me again why because our ancestors need To hear that you’re sorry for your hate and greed Tell me again why, why should we forgive The ones who detest the mere fact that we live
I’ll tell you why if I may be so bold We have to forgive you to save our own souls.
From the gospel musical “Reaching For Freedom” by Jay Arrington
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One thought on “Tell me again

  1. These people want us to forget the true nature of the white man. They want us to remember 6 million converted Jews, when we lost over 100 million people, but I guess thats nothing when
    comparing to whites.

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