If White People Only Knew

If White People Only Knew

What Black People really pray for

Every Sunday in church,

White People would pray every night

For the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright.

He brings that Old Time Religion.

An eye for an eye.

Chickens come home to roost.

If White People Only Knew what Iraqis really pray for

Every Friday at the mosque,

White People would pray,

Every day

For Bani Sadr.

Is he Ayatollah?

If White People Only Knew

What Black People really pray for

Every Sunday in church,

Modern Pharaoh, get drownded.

Modern Babylon System, falling. Falling.

You reap what you sow, so…

If White people Only Knew

What Black People really pray for

Every Sunday in church,

White People would pray every night

For the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright.

Louis Farrakhan. Jesse Jackson. Malcolm X, Paul Robeson,

Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey, Gabriel

Prosser, David Walker. Lord have mercy.

Liberation Theology. Black Theology.

One God. One Aim. One Destiny.

Can I get a witness?

 

If White People Only Knew

What Black People really pray for

Every Sunday in church,

White People would pray every night

For the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright.

He brings that Old Time Religion.

An eye for an eye.

Chickens come home to roost.

If White People Only Knew

What Afghanis, really pray for;

What Yemenis really pray for;

What the Lebanese really pray for;

What the Palestinians really pray for;

What the Cubans really pray for;

What the Vietnamese really pray for;

What the Cambodians really pray for;

What the Japanese really pray for;

What the Chinese really pray for;

What the Grenadians really pray for;

What the Haitians really pray for.

They spit in your food man.

Then serve you with a smile.

 

If White People Only Knew

What Black People really pray for

Every Sunday in church.

If White People only knew

What Nigerians really pray for;

What South Africans really pray for;

What Egyptians really pray for;

What Senegalese really pray for;

What Kenyans really pray for;

What Tunisians really pray for;

What Ugandans really pray for…

If White People Only Knew

What Black People really pray for

Every Sunday in Church,

Modern Pharaoh, get drownded.

Modern Babylon System, falling. Falling.

If White People Only Knew

What Black People really pray for

Every Sunday in church,

Liberation Theology. Black Theology.

White People would pray every night

For the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright.

He brings that Old Time Religion.

An eye for an eye.

You reap what you sow.

Chickens come home to roost.

 

2 thoughts on “If White People Only Knew

  1. It is not a particularly good poetry, but its message is clear, if scary.

  2. I see this was posted on April 4, 2008, I guess there was just too much Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassination drama, eh Frank? You just couldn’t take it any more, so you figured you’d slap the first darkie you saw, huh?