Half-Original

Half-Original

A Poem by Abdul Batin Osman Bey
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Sometimes I feel a bit lonely

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It’s not easy being half-original man

Always being checked by your brothers and sisters

Called the devil by Black Nationalists while being hung by the Klan

Too light to be black too dark to be white

All I want is to shut off the light

Set things right

End all this judging of skin

Into my home I let everyone in

 

Moses was the first to try to reverse the curse

In one way he did in the other he failed

Things got worse

Brought the unworthy to civilization

With golden calves they created false religion

Most straying from the righteous way of peace

Those who obeyed Moses have the last laugh

I accept and understand that I’m the Son of the Asiatic African

 

The great teachers at Timbuktu taught me

Marcus Garvey, W.D.Fard, Haile Selassie and Noble Drew Ali

Most people can’t handle the truth

So they go kill like John Booth

They slowed the message but never end it

So I’ll gladly listen to Prince Emmanuel

Bring all I can to heaven wage war against hell

 

In the end we all knew it would come to this

Open the seventh seal on Babylon we’ll reminisce

 

Its not easy being half-original

Breaking plastic idols of superstition

Ending all savage superstition

Never being able to fit in

Still you must uplift the falling

Those who have conveniently forgotten

That we are children of Africa

 

© 2012 Abdul Batin Osman Bey


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Hmm, there are some things I personally don't understand . . . But there are things that I know down to my bones. Having skin the 'wrong shade', racism; a completely made up concept because, just as you stated, we are all from Africa, all human. In the end, no matter what higher power you look to, what amount of money you had, or the colour of your eyes, we will all be looked upon for the things we did . . . And didn't do.
~Seven

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Abdul Batin Osman Bey

9 Years Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed the poem, some of the concepts I used come from the Moorish Science Temple of A.. read more



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Hmm, there are some things I personally don't understand . . . But there are things that I know down to my bones. Having skin the 'wrong shade', racism; a completely made up concept because, just as you stated, we are all from Africa, all human. In the end, no matter what higher power you look to, what amount of money you had, or the colour of your eyes, we will all be looked upon for the things we did . . . And didn't do.
~Seven

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Abdul Batin Osman Bey

9 Years Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed the poem, some of the concepts I used come from the Moorish Science Temple of A.. read more
Great write my friend , you know your stuff , just be yourself you original and accept everyone.m

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Abdul Batin Osman Bey

9 Years Ago

Thank u very much
You really have wide breadth of general knowledge that you perfectly use
and it all fits together, and yes, loneliness....the feeling of which totally sucks, wish there was more love and acceptance in this world...

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Abdul Batin Osman Bey

9 Years Ago

Thank you, I am sort of a nerd and try to use my nerdiness to my advantage, thank you for your posit.. read more

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