by David Farrar

We lack the recognition
For the things that we do
And the accomplishments we made
From the knowledge we knew

We are the Father of Inventions
From the past to present day
For the world has improved
From discoveries we had made

Since the beginning of man
In the Black Continent
Black Pharaohs and Kings
Ruled the land of Kemet

It's where Democracy and Papyrus
And the Pyramids began
And that belief for one God
Has made Akhenaten the man

Timbuktu's Universities
Is where scholars first learned
And its secrets for knowledge
Was something they earned

There were other contributions
Black history has shown
Like the filament for light bulbs
That Latimer made known

And the auto traffic signal
Was a Morgan design
Granville Wood's telephone
Was the best of its kind

Refrigeration, air condition
Kept things from the heat
Thanks to Standard and Jones
Who gave us this treat

John Johnson made the wrench
And Flemmings the guitar
For Spikes auto shift
Was a dream for the car

But with all our discoveries
And inventions we've done
Recognition is something
We still haven't won

Recognition by David Farrar

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