A Poem For Troy Davis
Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.(POCC/BPPC) ©9/22/11 Still hollerin' Free 'em All!
Coming from a people who've been denied
that of Self Determination.
Shipped on boats,
shackled, and transported like cargo.
Then placed in situations that only the ones who can't speak no mo' and God knows.
From the nameless and the ones that even a mathematician can't count that have been prematurely placed in the graves.
Wedenesday, September 21st, 2011
should be seen as one of our September 11's.
One of the days of everyday
that our kind is terrorized.
We must commit to never forgetting
and to keep on resisting.
Against a criminal system and to always draw the distinction between victim
and that of a fighting back victim.
Let the name of Troy Davis be counted amongst the casualties from Africa to Atlanta,
the Congo to Chicago, from DC to New Orleans,
Tuskegee and back to Haiti.
In this long aged war
that has been waged on Black and other oppressed people.
The undeclared war that has left in its path and aftermath
..The victims that have had
legal and illegal needles stuck in their arms.
From being strapped down in gurnees,
To those of us that came back with habits from this country
contaminating plants in Viet Nam.
In closing... Let the record reflect,
that even in the final moments prior to your death.
This country's first colored President select.
Would offer nothing but negelect.
-Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.(POCC/BPPC) Still hollerin' Free 'em All! © 9/22/11