I wish I could see the smile on Martin's face.
I wish I could get a glimpse of Malcom's they
just don't know grin.
I wish I could be the pen in Langston's hand
See, it's been a journey but that's nothing new
for black folks especially the Black Man.
Seventeen + months of questioning his blackness
and capability, doubts, wonder, assumptions,
and most of all countless threats.
It's obvious that he breathes the essence of
Maya's words because still he's rising.
A Black Queen by his side ~ his rib in action.
Two offsprings that will forever walk in pride.
Although the journey has been long, it's truly
For it's not just time for change, it's time to see
the Bigger Picture.
Granted, the White House is the only major
accomplishment left to achieve when it comes to the
beautiful shade of brown in the here and now.
We'd be in the dark, some dead long ago, hungry,
way out of control than we already are on the roads,
picking up our mail off the ground, never answering
the phone without caller i.d. among many other
things essential to daily living and survival if it were
not for the mind of a Black Man.
By chance, would emotions be more stirred to believe that
it's really time if God used the clouds to scribe above in the
sky "Barack Obama is a vote you will not regret. He's by
far qualified, ready, willing and more than able to guide
America out of the hell hole that it is so deeply in."
The journey continues and I'm following until the end.
Rebecca "Butterfly" Vaughns