I AM The Voice Of Erstwhile Nations
I Am the river of all their sorrows
because their well has now gone dry
The One who gave the world its Seed
I AM The Slave Who Broke His Chains...
...behind their backs I learned to read
I AM the sound of Children Weeping
I AM Their Keeper, I AM Compassion
I AM Their Strength sent from above
I AM The Echo of Black men's protests
I AM Dark Hued, Caramel, and Tan
I AM A Scholar and not inferior...
...I AM More Than Three fifths A Man!
I AM The Sun, The Moon, The Galaxy
I AM The Dawn That Brings The Light
I AM The Eagle in all its glory
I AM The Thought That Takes To Flight
I AM Maya, Brooks, and And Sanchez
I AM The Spark To touch The Fuse
I AM The "Dream" That's Reached Fruition
I AM Woodson, Shabazz, and Hughes
I AM Words That Are Not Yet Spoken
I AM All The Writers Who Go Unheard
I AM Their Spirit, I AM Fulfillment...
...I AM.... A Mixture Of Conscious Stirred