by Silk

Sun flames burnt the soles of my feet 
as I walk towards the light of forever, 
barefoot and hungry. 
Distance becomes time.
Time becomes the weight of my woes 
don’t forget my burnt toes.
Trying to be slick, 
but can’t kick the habit of searching…
Seeking out the knowledge of tomorrow 
that was born yesterday 
making for a brighter today, 
which was actually last Friday at Jumuah
Subliminal messages of the mind 
tend to strengthen what’s already mine
Growing hair that’s faded
Making niggas jaded of dred-locked,
hieroglyphic symbols engraved under the title…
Know Thy Self!
The scrawl on the wall tells a tale 
of tribe of conscious pyramid building Kings and Queens 
crowned with the stars planetary skies. 
Majestic ties of kinship
Reach 360 degrees back in our time
Creating a flawless sphere that encompasses the great minds 
of Jesus, Muhammad, Malcolm, and Martin.
The blood of heredity, legendary men and women
ride the ruby walling of my veins 
enhancing the beating of this warriors heart. 
The sounds vibrate and shake my chest cavity 
like twelve-inch speakers
Beat, Beat, Beatin’…
Thump, Thump, Thumpin’…
Until the rearview mirror falls from the windshield of life 
shattering aspired aspirations.

Knowledge by Silk

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