“33 Black Eyes For Doubt” & “Our Today”

“OUR TODAY 11.4.8″…


Inspired eyes hold the secrets some may have forgotten

Fallen victim to stereotypes because our conception was misbegotten

Pigeonholed into failure, categorized by measure of melanin

Drowning in desperation, regret and disparagement

Qualities of character overshadowed by ignorance

Restrained from the purpose of our own existences

Our desires are not gluttonous, only to reach our God-given potential

To provide for our families only that which is essential

Now there’s a beacon of light, the tangible validation of hope

Reaching out to grasp outstretched hands on that downward slope

Giving vision to eyes blinded by civilization’s beliefs

Consumed and digested into the belly of the beast

In tow upon our backs are our sons and daughters

Encouraging us to face our fears and tread uncharted waters

With steadfast strength against the cyclic rise and fall of the tide

Using our ancestor’s whispers and bible verses as our guide

A historical victory that shunned negativity and doubt

Cracking open the gates to allow prosperity to flow out

Can this landslide victory reverse the landslide of this economy?

And grant us the simple privileges of security and autonomy?

Only time will tell and remember that patience is a virtue

But do not sit too idle and allow procrastination to hurt you

It is not solely our victory; this is a triumph for millions

Allowing opportunities to all types of American civilians

It’s your choice to pursue your dreams or stand in your own way

There is no gift more valuable than God’s promise of Our Today


Copyright © 2008 by K.L. Shanks a.k.a. Queen Unique

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About Queen Unique

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