January 28, 2009

A Post-Inauguration Poem


A Post-Inauguration Poem
by Geoffrey Philp

All the lies have been laid to rest
The insults from childhood that would trigger
Bile in your stomach, rage that would linger

In your knuckles, creep up into your chest,
And made you think you couldn't hold on any longer...
All the lies have been laid to rest

But in your heart you always knew you were blessed
It gave you strength not to strike back in anger
At the screams, "You're nothing but a no count nigger!"
All the lies have been laid to rest

4 comments:

http://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/ said...

Villager, a million thanks for this.

Blessings,
Geoffrey

Rethabile said...

Yay!

I like this.

Villager said...

Geoffrey - I'm open to sharing your talents with my blog readers whenever you want...

Rethabile - It is a pleasure to see brothers of African descent showing their poetic talents. I encourage and admire you and Geoffrey...

http://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/ said...

Give thanks, Villager.

This means a lot to me.

1Love,
Geoffrey