Obsequiousness Denied

There would be no Declaration of Independence
Southerners’ wealth depended on the Monarchy’s trade
There would be no Wall Street Empire
As investment in Slavery fueled Market Booms
There would be no colonial Antebellum
Built on backs and agricultural knowledge of battered beaten slaves
There would be no Liverpool, Manchester or Bordeaux
Because Black Gold supplied International Economic structure
There would be no Sheet wearing Ku Klux Klan cowards
Jealousy of former Slave success wouldn’t require hanging strange fruit

There would have been a stronger Nation
Of people equally living to harmonize
There would have been a better…
A better America, A better world
If only Obsequiousness had been denied

Based on article by Imara Jones: ColorLInes.com


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