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If Langston Were Here (For Trayvon...)

If Langston Were Here (For Trayvon...)

By Khalil Amani

 

 

 

Way Down South in Dixie.
 

(Break the heart of me)
 

They shot a young black brother.

 

He was only drinking tea.

 

Way Down South in Dixie

 

(Black boy's body, who cares?)

 

I asked the Lord White Jesus

 

What's the use of prayer?

 

Way Down South in Dixie

 

(Break the heart of me)

 

Hate is a nigga's shadow

 

He was only trying to flee!

 

Song For a Dark Girl by Langston Hughes

 

Way Down South in Dixie (Break the heart of me) They hung my black young lover To a cross roads tree. Way Down South in Dixie (Bruised body high in air) I asked the white Lord Jesus What was the use of prayer. Way Down South in Dixie (Break the heart of me) Love is a naked shadow On a gnarled and naked tree.

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