Blackness tipping pass lips full of love and wonder
Laugh released like a shot tearing these hearts asunder
Life a cruel task master, each challenge a new bit
In my mouth. I cry out, but I was born not to quit.
Pain legit cripples me, touching me at the hips.
As I wrestle all night against angels and whips
I limp onward, salvation a guaranteed prize–
Not out there but in here where my victory lies.
I could stop, but see the way my mind is set up
I have come too far just to lie down and give up.
All these scars would be wasted, these tears turned to dust.
So I fight on, vindication of all my ancestors a must.
On full thrust, each new wall broken down guaranteed
To flood life with my children full up with our greed
For greatness. I press on toward impossible marks,
My blackness a light beaming bright in the dark.
Unafraid of the terror, the fetters and chains
Reaching for my birthright, my mind on each gain,
The ground I obtain an inheritance, a shout
From lips full of love as I pour my soul out.