Black Rage

A Raging fire – Geoffrey Prince

Black Rage
Founded on 2/3 a person
Rapings and beatings,
suffering worsens
Black human packages tied up in strings
Black Rage comes from all these types of things

Black Rage founded on blatant denial
Scream economics, subsistent survival
Deafening silence, social control
Black Rage is founded on wounds in the soul

When the dogs bite
When the bees sing
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember all these kind of things

And then I don’t fear so bad

Black rage is founded who fed us self hatred
Lies and abuse while we waited and waited
Spiritual treason
This grid and it’s cages
Black rage was founded on these kinds of things

Black rage is founded on draining and draining
Threatening your freedom
To stop your complaining
Poisoning your water
While they say it’s raining
Then call you mad
For complaining, complaining

Old time bureaucracy
Drugging the youth
Black rage is founded on blocking the truth
Murder and crime
Compromise and distortion
Sacrifice, sacrifice
Who makes this fortune?
Greed, falsely called progress
Such human contortion
Black rage is founded on these kinds of things

So when the dog bites
And the bee stings
And I’m feeling sad
I simply remember all these kinds of things
And then I don’t fear so bad

Free enterprise
Is it myth or illusion
Forcing you back into purposed confusion
Black human trafficking
Or blood transfusion
Black rage is founded on these kinds of things
Victims of violence
Both psyche and body
Life out of context is living ungodly
Politics, politics
Greed falsely called wealth
Black rage is founded on denying of self

So when the dog bites
And the beatings
And I’m feeling so sad
I simply remember all these kinds of things
And then I don’t feel so bad

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REMEMBER THIS: Rage is visceral reaction to severe victimization when all else seems hopeless. Rage is the explosive lashing out of a human being facing Death with his/her back to the wall. It is not sustained or calculated like hate. One speaks of acts of rage, not strategies of rage or ideologies of rage. You rage to get shit out of your system and scare folks into not pushing you any more. It’s a natural reaction. As the late great writer/intellectual James Baldwin once said, “Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt.”

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