Generation Next

by Wordless

We are the offspring of 
water whelps,
dog bites,
broken arms & legs,
wired jaws,
caused from batons,
& police action
We are the offspring of
raised fist,
half moon & star,
burned buddhist monks,
agent orange,
& P.T.S.D. (post traumatic stress disorder)
We are the offspring of
Afros & picks,
Naturals & sideburns,
black berets & leather,
butterfly collars,
polyester bellbottoms,
fire engine red jumpsuits,
handshakes, handslaps, hand me downs, 
& hand grenades
We are the offspring of
midnight felines,
motolov cocktails,
M-16 machine guns,
prejudice,pride, & power,
injustice & incarceration,
stereotypes, conquest & exile
We are the offspring of Revolutionaries
No wonder our adrenalin pumps anger
our blood pumps anarachy
our hearts full of desire
our voices speak violence 
our fingers full of triggers,
our viens full of dope,
our minds full of highs
We are born warriors
without war
misguided we seek
Revolution & Retribution
and they tell us with pointed finger
what we tell ourselves
that it is here
in our ghettos,
in our communities,
in each other
in ourselves
and we believe
with each clink of a cell,
with each piercing bullet,
with each mother's tear,
with each sniff, pop, & exhaling breath
we believe our destinies
we believe ourselves extinct
We believe,
We believe,
We believe...
              the lie,

Generation Next by Wordless

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