by Victor J. Carroll

I am the leader of my fate.
Bound and shackled to the soil
from whence I came from.
Who am I?  A black reaching out
to a country who tells him he has no
place in this society.
I thrive to become one entity to
guide my people to the highest heights
of multitude.

I am the leader of my fate overiding
the pain that brought my people from
Africa to America.

I am the leader of my fate guiding my
people through the plight of indentured

I am the leader of my fate excerbating
the racial injustices that minorities
face in this country from day to day.

I am the leader of my fate speaking on
behalf of Dr. King, Malcolm X, Medgar
Evers, Fredrick Douglass, David Walker
and Benjamin Banneker.

Today is the beginning of a renaissance
giving black people all around the world
the right to be leaders of their own fate
to seek an seize to rise above the
degradation and become Emancipated!

Fate by Victor J. Carroll

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