This original poem was written by Change Agent and V.O.I.C.E. Site Leader Anthony Felder
This may be news to you…
You have a choice
A choice to be KING or FIEND
To pick up the rocks or the books
To chase dreams or materialistic things
Choose now, or be unconsciously hooked
Taken by the system
Mistaken as a slave to the institutional prison
Only to be reminiscing
Had a Choice
On the lighter side, choice is dual
That means you can choose to break the bondage
Break the mold
Break the stereotype
Break the notion that since you enunciate your words that you talk white
Break the “I have to sag my pants to get my walk right”
Break being passive
Break being ignorant
Break being a bystander
Break being misogynistic
Break. Break. Break. Break.
& Young. Black. Boy.
You also have a choice to educate.
Through this you liberate.
Free your mind emancipate.
Spread your seed procreate.
Through your generations open up gates.
To build a new nation empty of hate.
Erasing the lasting impression of guilt and shame.
Upholding responsibility instead of shifting the blame.
Not worrying about you name, if it’s written in fame.
Only focused on servant leadership, instead of shallow gains.
Avoid being ego-centric.
Avoid thinking malicious.
Take HEED to all wisdom, allow it to become your riches.
Young. Black. Boy.
You have a choice.