Go Back To Africa

Go Back To Africa

A Poem by Rico X

Political and Socially Conscious Free Verse Poetry

Black History Month Challenge
Poem # 24

So America what exactly
Is the reaction you are after
When you tell me
To Go Back To Africa
I am trying to understand
When it was colonial migration
Into African Nation's
That brought my ancestors
From the Motherland
Into another land
Sold on auction blocks
Picking cotton and
Other crops
Fighting in wars
For a country
That chooses
Slavery over Equality
Inhumanity over decency
As our own complacency
Gives you consent
Which is meant
That we deserve the
Treatment we are getting
Are you forgetting
That we built this country
Without us there would
Be no democracy
Therefore you can't
Afford to ignore
Our demands for equality
As our pain forces us to
Entertain violence
Because yet again
You take our silence
As consent
Which is meant
That the current paradigm
Needs to shift
Because we can longer
Afford this any more
We have to be stronger
Than tired clichés
So when you say
Go back to Africa
What exactly does
That mean?
When we have the dominant
Genes, colors and traits
So biologically
Shouldn't we be the
Ones to hate
Because you can't
Because you are
Is this the basis
For hating my race
As your behavior is
Excessive because
We made you and
You are mad
Because there is nothing
You can do
Except spew
Hatred and bigotry
Because part of me
And my ancestors
Are part of you
And there is nothing
For you to do
Except to accept it
Because rejecting it
Will not change what
Is true
We made all of you!
020027002021 Nefarious J. Dorsey©

© 2021 Rico X

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Added on February 28, 2021
Last Updated on February 28, 2021
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Rico X
Rico X

Politically InCorrect, LA

I have been writing since I was 9. I specialize in freeverse poetry and have cut my teeth on Political and Socially Conscious subject matters. My poetry is not for everyone but anyone who hungers and .. more..

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