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Friday Night Poetry Corner #96

Welcome back my peoples who voices are lethal..

See, I made that rhyme.  :-)..

 

Ok, ok, continuing on with the theme of Black History Month here is an artist, poet, singer, great thinker who I loved his work to the heart.  Gil Scott Heron’s magnificent piece called “Winter in America.”

 

I will not write on this but please read and view the video below.  If this doesn’t move something in your then well, you must be in the other realm of no tomorrow.

 

Seriously.

Off The Books: “Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man”by Marcus Baram ... www.passionweiss.com
Off The Books: “Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man”by Marcus Baram …
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Winter In America

 
From the Indians who welcomed the pilgrims
And to the buffalo who once ruled the plains
Like the vultures circling beneath the dark clouds
Looking for the rain
Looking for the rain
Just like the cities staggered on the coastline
Living in a nation that just can’t stand much more
Like the forest buried beneath the highway
Never had a chance to grow
Never had a chance to grow
And now it’s winter
Winter in America
Yes and all of the healers have been killed
Or sent away, yeah
But the people know, the people know
It’s winter
Winter in America
And ain’t nobody fighting
‘Cause nobody knows what to say
Save your soul, Lord knows
From Winter in America
The Constitution
A noble piece of paper
With free society
Struggled but it died in vain
And now Democracy is ragtime on the corner
Hoping for some rain
Looks like it’s hoping
Hoping for some rain
And I see the robins
Perched in barren treetops
Watching last-ditch racists marching across the floor
But just like the peace sign that vanished in our dreams
Never had a chance to grow
Never had a chance to grow
And now it’s winter
It’s winter in America
And all of the healers have been killed
Or been betrayed
Yeah, but the people know, people know
It’s winter, Lord knows
It’s winter in America
And ain’t nobody fighting
Cause nobody knows what to save
Save your souls
From Winter in America
And now it’s winter
Winter in America
And all of the healers done been killed or sent away
Yeah, and the people know, people know
It’s winter
Winter in America
And ain’t nobody fighting
Cause nobody knows what to save
And ain’t nobody fighting
Cause nobody knows, nobody knows
And ain’t nobody fighting
Cause nobody knows what to save

Written by Gil Scott-Heron

 

4 thoughts on “Friday Night Poetry Corner #96

  1. Winter in America, unfortunately portrays the present unlike what Reagan and current politicians characterize as “morning in America”. It may be morning but no sun has risen for far too many people.

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