Drape The Casket Black

by 1st Poet

Tell the ancestors I tried to do my best with the cards I was dealt, 
I know I could not have changed without a living "God" in my life
I'm turning the tables seeking a deeper knowledge of who I am
A man with purpose from "God" within
Fighting to hold back these tears from all the scars of the past
Reflecting back on friends of the past, who got killed trying to get that quick cash?
My brothers never reached their full purpose in life
That's why I'm counting my blessing today
Drape the Casket black
I salute my brothers who beat the odds and the trap but still kept it black
Proud just to be yourself going to the grave with one fist up
Teaching the people truth just like Bro Malcolm X learning how to love oneself
I'm not afraid of death because it's something that must come to past
Until it comes I'm going to keep on moving forward in this world
Pulling down the strongholds wherever I go kicking down the door

Drape The Casket Black by 1st Poet

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