Liberté ! égalité ! fraternité!
if you want what I want even when you don’t want admit it,
how do I get what I want with you around?
black slaves couldn’t get physical freedom,
so they sang spirituals and obtained spiritual freedom.
I want Obama to know this country doesn’t financial reform,
it needs spiritual and mental reform,
they say buy and spend so everyone can be happy,
as if happiness came in a box with a price tag on
you spend 50,000 to get an education
but a lifetime to learn life’s lessons
because true learning is priceless
and it is written that the Son of God learned obedience
by the things He suffered
as if there’s no learning without suffering
or no pain, no glory
no cross, no crown.
Fill the blanks and you are shooting blanks
don’t give me that blank look
because I told you not to look
at the writing on the wall
that says do the walk and not the talk
this poem is for the generations and not for admiration
carry it in your mind until it turns into action.