this may enhance your listening pleasure:
watch this to get the complete feel of this piece. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032600/vp/48178080#48178080 focus on the time stamp 12:01 to 13:53
Our smiles have betrayed our inheritance.
A smile that we have practiced while staring down the barrel of a gun.
A smile that has been passed along, a gift of sorts, magic even.
A smile that has put food on tables and allowed tried souls to rest.
A smile indistinguishable from any other, a smile that says I’m okay, I’m not a threat, I come in peace, please allow me to leave in it.
A smile that disguised fears, that make men shrink and women vanish.
A smile much like an opiate to bringers of harm and bone breakers and night riders.
A smile that allows one, to maybe live another day.
A smile so dehumanizing it makes people feel nothing, even towards like.
A smile that appears even through knee buckling degradation.
A worthless smile, a soul killer.
A smile that represents terminal, self induced illness.
A smile that has become poison and a misrepresentation of facts.
A smile that is bone jarring and defeated in it’s delivery.
A smile that is bold as a lie.
A smile when seen betray’s an inheritance, but a smile when gone will fulfill a prophecy.
As long as a people are smiling they be all right and you, safe.
When that smile is gone and a people wake up and an inheritance cashed in.