The Recipient

Stop raping me she says,

Stop kneeling on me he says,

Stop treating us like we are less than we are, they both say…

You promised you wouldn’t kill us yet we were taken against our will and forced to build for you, then you say we are not good enough.

Those left behind have refused to build for the sake of those that are yet to come. You say that all they loot is not enough.

The black woman fights for equality with the black man. The black man fights for equality with the white man.

Both are left without any equity and are left to fight themselves and die young..

The traditionalist, Christian, Muslim, and Scientologist, all are victims of this tragedy.

The polygamist, monogamist or single are all victims of this strategy.

They imposed the rational that black is wack, when you plunder their lives..

What are you following me for?

I am hurt yet you push me to hurt some more..

When will my No mean No to you?

When will a raped young black woman be recognized as suppressed, and not as a temptress?

When will a black man be seen as the oppressed when beaten senseless?

When will the media with it’s rational recognise that which is black and white, the victim and the aggressor?

Negro screams to blanc “I Can’t Breath!” but noir is seen as relentless

Negra screams “Stop It! ” but noire is painted as a seductress.

Both asking for liberty, the right to choose, to live with humanity and dignity.

Finally the clouds finds alliance and the sun is blocked, with darkness.

Men and women, boys and girls with the redness of their blood 🩸 as a commonality kneeling, standing, walking hand in hand chanting and asking that this becomes the day that the Lord has made.

No to institutionalized racism;

No to social injustice;

No to rape;

All we ask is to have a reason to rejoice, to be given our God given right to choose, to be allowed to be fruitful and to multiply and for the permanent end of the divisions. We shall “Learn to do good. Seek justice, Rebuke the ruthless, Defend the fatherless, Plead for the [rights of the] widow [in court].”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭AMP.

By Odera Macfoy

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