Ms. Lauryn Hill Black Rage

21 Aug

ms hill

Dedicated to the people of Ferguson

Black rage is founded on two-thirds a person
Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens,
Black human packages tied up with strings
Black rage can come from all these kinds of things.
Black rage is founded on blatant denial
Squeezed economics, subsistence survival
Deafening silence and social control
Black rage is founded on wounds in the soul!

When the dogs bite, when the beatings,
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember all these kinds 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 its 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 ceilings,
And I’m feeling mad
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.
Black human packages
Tied and subsistence
Having to justify very existence
Try if you must
But you can’t have my soul
Black rage is founded on ungodly control
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

11 Responses to “Ms. Lauryn Hill Black Rage”

  1. ShelbyCourtland August 21, 2014 at 5:09 PM #

    She is spot on and I know she has some rage especially since they put her in prison for tax issues and yet the Romney’s of this world and the Wall Street thugs get to hide their money in tax havens and commit fraud and money laundering and never see the inside of a prison cell. Talk about having RAGE over all of this!

    Thanks for posting this HLJ!

    • hunglikejesus August 21, 2014 at 5:14 PM #

      I could do nothing but post this one. I been feeling real Black likely.

      • ShelbyCourtland August 21, 2014 at 5:38 PM #

        I know the feeling!

      • IM August 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM #

        Well why don’t you bend over for some real Black?

  2. alta1 August 21, 2014 at 5:53 PM #

    Love your thought process.Funny your Sister TONI just shared her thoughts//poetry on Ferguson with me you are both so powerful

  3. Mary Burrell August 21, 2014 at 8:47 PM #

    Yes to all of the. I peeped Shelby Cortland’s blog I liked it. I am running a gamut of emotions in regards to this crisis. I guess i was naive about Obama giving a shit about this.

  4. Kushite Prince August 22, 2014 at 2:09 PM #

    This is nothing but the truth! Got to give L-Boogie props for this one! I will be showing this to others. Thanks for sharing this HLJ. Great post brother!

  5. stuartbramhall August 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM #

    This insanity has gone on for far too long. The whole world is watching what’s happening in Ferguson and other cities where cops shoot unarmed black men. The drama in Ferguson has also helped to shed light on the wholesale incarceration of black men for victimless crimes and trumped up charges. It’s pathetic to have a federal policy of exporting “democracy” to the Middle East, Asia and Africa when so many American citizens are systematically denied their democratic rights.

    • IM August 23, 2014 at 2:09 PM #

      If Michael Brown was armed would that have been OK with you? There must be a grand conspiracy that is obvious in your la-la land.

      Do you think one has to be armed to be dangerous? You ass.

  6. Jeff Nguyen September 13, 2014 at 10:29 PM #

    Lauryn Hill has always been on point. Glad you shared this, HLJ.

  7. Ajualuv Ascension Essentials LLC September 18, 2014 at 1:59 PM #

    Wow that was so beautiful. She is a true griot and her authenticity touches the soul. Thank you for sharing. The energy she creates is soooo real powerful and real.

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