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Head_Fiyah
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« on: July 26, 2006, 10:36:05 PM »

Yanting through mazes
Of babylon’s lies
Yanting an ancient cry
For equal rights and justice
Administered in practice
And not just in rhetoric

Yanting through mazes
Of Babylon’s tricks
Stolen legacies of
Age old conscripts
Written in Heiroglyphics
Devoid of semantics
Etymology has led us here
Botanical strains of Afrikan
Plants have led us here
To the truth
That has been so damaging
To their scholastic institutes
Of “higher learning”
Bent on covering up
Alkebulun’s presence
Old and new, we know the truth

Yanting through their maze
Of lies and tricks
We found out we came
From greatness
We used our Icall
And diminished
The ignorant response
Knee jerk reaction
To his-story’s falsehood
We began to overstand
That the cover-up
Was capitalism exposed
To the fact that
A-Robbers were there
Helping to bring us here
Against our will
We know the truth
That has been so damaging

To the establishment
Of racism
We know the truth
On the question of reparations
Disclaimers are used
Questions are asked
That are obviously unanswerable
The idea is for them to be dishonourable
To pass blame unto the
Undeserving, we know the
Truth that has been so damaging

And as I yant through mazes
Of babylon’s lies and tricks
I realized
Great care was taken
To keep our minds clouded
To keep us wandering
In the valley of
The shadow of death,
To keep us
In the valley of dry bones,
But we know the truth
That has been so damaging
That has turned
Their racial upside downside
Inside out or outside in
We don't care
Just as long as
We know the truth
That has been so damaging.

Ashanti Tafari
Coprighted 2006
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