Brown


As soon as I arrive my book is already read
By this cover of brown skin many are often misled
Opinions of how I must spend hundreds on Malaysian
Cashing in food stamps for hair dos or nails done by Asians
"Bet she could barely read let alone make a sentence
Bet she's spending our taxes, on the government her dependence
Bet she's feeding five kids from three deadbeat baby daddy's
She can't afford to pay attention, what is she doing in that Caddy?
"They call it Hip-Hop dress but it's how they stay conspicuous
He has a hoodie like Trayvon but this one's really suspicious
I bet he's a bum with no job can't keep his head above water
I'll kill one of them if they ever come home with my daughter"
What is it that is so bothersome about this brown skin
Is there something they know, that we don't, about this melanin
Look past this cover of brown skin to what I hold deep
Judge my character it speaks, my heart too deserves to beat
Pro-Black does not mean that we are prejudice or anti-white
All lives do matter, if another race targeted I'd too join that fight
It's not only the police killing us, let's not lose our reality
It's brown on brown crime also contributing to the totality
So, let's stay true to the fight of the brave ones before us
Many lost their lives for the proposition of Brown justice
Don't let distorted images of you make you disoriented
When you take your last breath, what has your Brown represented?

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