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Mutabaruka - Dis Poem 99 (Reel Houze-Da Rub)

Dis poem is messing up your brain

Dis poem Shall speak of the wretched sea That washed ships to these shores Of mothers cryin for their young Swallowed up by the sea Dis poem shall say nothin new Dis poem shall speak of time Time unlimited time undefined Dis poem shall call names Names like lumumba kenyatta nkrumah Hannibal akenaton malcolm garvey Haile selassie Dis poem is vexed about apartheid rascism fascism The klu klux klan riots in brixton atlanta Jim jones Dis poem is revoltin against 1st world 2nd world 3rd world division man made decision Dis poem is like all the rest Dis poem will not be amongst great literary works Will not be recited by poetry enthusiasts Will not be quoted by politicians nor men of religion Dis poem s knives bombs guns blood fire Blazin for freedom Yes dis poem is a drum Ashanti mau mau ibo yoruba nyahbingi warriors Uhuru uhuru Uhuru namibia Uhuru soweto Uhuru afrika Dis poem will not change things Dis poem need to be changed Dis poem is a rebirth of a peopl Arizin awaking understandin Dis poem speak is speakin have spoken Dis poem shall continue even when poets have stopped writin Dis poem shall survive u me it shall linger in history In your mind In time forever Dis poem is time only time will tell Dis poem is still not written Dis poem has no poet Dis poem is just a part of the story His-story her-story our-story the story still untold Dis poem is now ringin talkin irritatin Makin u want to stop it But dis poem will not stop Dis poem is long cannot be short Dis poem cannot be tamed cannot be blamed The story is still not told about dis poem Dis poem is old new Dis poem was copied from the bible your prayer book Playboy magazine the n.y. times readers digest The c.I.a. files the k.g.b. files Dis poem is no secret Dis poem shall be called boring stupid senseless Dis poem is watchin u tryin to make sense from dis poem Dis poem is messin up your brains Makin u want to stop listenin to dis poem But u shall not stop listenin to dis poem U need to know what will be said next in dis poem Dis poem shall disappoint u Because Dis poem is to be continued in your mind in your mind In your mind your mind

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