Our Story

by Trini Poet

Christopher Columbus the man who discovered America
The US of A the land of the free and of the brave
They tell me that we use to work the land and thatís it
Picking cotton as slaves and not having a fit
Iím tired of this

Why didnít they tell me the truth?
Why didnít they tell the world that we were kings too?
That Africans came and discovered America as well
That we were once rich and had more than our own people to sell

They told their stories and said it was true 
Iím whiteÖKing of the world, and thatís what happened to you
Ok enough of that bull shit you have had your glory
When will they turn to us and say, ďNow tell me your storyĒ

The story of kings and queens black as the nightís sky
Ruling mighty kingdoms with men and women side by side
Having riches nearly untold
With merchants and goods of silver and gold
We had democracy even before the Greeks 
They traveled to our land our knowledge did they seek

With places like Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Nile
A people happy and free living all the while
A land full of beauty and strength 
Queens who ruled like Cleopatra, Nefertiti and Hatshepsut
And kings like Ramesses, Amenhotep and the great king Tut

This is my history 
The truth you see
I come from a people strong and wide
Having backs that built the pyramids
And boats that crossed the Nile
We survived
Oh yes we did survive
With shoulders that hold our heads up high

Our Story by Trini Poet

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