Sell In

by Vince Vanguard Vainglorious

I used to be a man of means

Now I have motive and opportunity 

Iím through chasiní the American Dream

Now Iím a full-time Black Revolutionary

I quit my job just to write this poem

Iíve taken a vow of self righteous poverty

I know nobody asked me to 

I did it so I could wage war on White Supremacy

I've exchanged all of my corporate shares

Now I only invest in Black Unity

I gave up everything for the cause 

Now I can fight the power with impunity

The man no longer has me buttoned down

Iím gonna single-handedly save the Black Community

Whether they want me to or not

Gonna make Black folks hold their heads high like royalty

I promise Iíll save them from themselves

Even the ones that show their people no loyalty

Iím even willing to die for the cause 

Yes, Iím willing to be a No Limit casualty

Sometimes I get weary though

Sometimes I even doubt my own ability

Loving Black folks ainít easy

Sometimes itís hard to hold in my hostility

I used to feel like a winner

Now I constantly battle feelings of futility

Workin' for Black folks is hard

Victory is most often illusory

I told myself I should stop writing these poems

Erotique-Noire Novels is where you make your real money

Matter of fact, let me put this damn pen down

Snap my dumb ass back to reality

I canít make a living writing this shit

Thereís no market for Black Iconoclastic Avant-Garde poetry 

Canít make no money from this Revolution shit either

Since there's no corporate sponsor it wonít be televised commercially

Most people don't even know itís going on

Just figuring out who the enemy is can be a real mystery

I donít even think everybody really wants liberation

I believe most folks are just waiting on their social security

Round trip bus pass and a guvíment job is enough for them

Thatís all it takes to satisfy the majority

Believe me I understand

Yet I still hold on to my beloved moral authority

So I wrote this poem by candlelight 

Because ďThe ManĒ just turned off my damn electricity 

Sell In by Vince Vanguard Vainglorious

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