Spoken Word: Just Another Nigger

The colour of skin devised how justice was dealt. Beautiful with immaculate character, ebony skin, pain felt. Mother confronted the rapist and was offered a silenced pay

Spoken Word: Just Another Nigger

The colour of skin devised how justice was dealt. Beautiful with immaculate character, ebony skin, pain felt. Mother confronted the rapist and was offered a silenced pay

Faith rumbles the soul but truth conquers
Racing home after dark unknowing what's yonder
Crossing the silk cotton tree she was grabbed and raped
He was rich, white and right, a story that will never escape
She fought but her fight was in vain for he was strong
Scared for she was half his weight and that was wrong
He threatened her never to talk or else he'll have her gone
Scared but angry she shut it down till next morn
To tell her mom she was crushed by the pain it brought
Humiliated like a rock in the ocean all for naught

The color of skin devised how justice was dealt
Beautiful with immaculate character, ebony skin, pain felt
Mother confronted the rapist and was offered a silenced pay
In a threatening tone, accept, or else it'll end another way
Jim crow left not much to run with amidst ex slave mentality
Luck and life rolls by as time unveiled her bulging pregnancy
The cost of a one time rape is now a stunning baby girl
This child born unwanted and unplanned a jump start for hate
Only a mother's love to grasp bending the echelons of faith
She was born in sin, but whose sin? Parental belief was tilt
Shame was metered out and so was guilt, but whose guilt?
Mama took the cash to aid stability but no piece of mind
It's two steps ahead but can't leave hurt and frustration behind
The scumbag white boy accept not his sperm's deposit.
That child grew up without a father thinking she was unfit

His hierarchy family name could not be demonised by such deed
The child's features was an imprint of his and truth exposed the seed
Butter to sun, in a small community rumour churns like music to the ear
So obviously a loud mouth orate the info so his parents were aware
When the parents confronted him his reply "she was just a nigger"
Of the child his response "I paid she's just an off spring of a kaffa"
Time went by his parents did not follow his lead but aided the child
When his car hugged a light post he was in need of blood transfusion
Ironically the daughter was the first on the scene aiding his confusion
With identical birth marks and the same swagger in each stride
The light post unfortunately became the stop sign to his joyride
Now the blood of life he refused is a match to save his hide
The ant hill of rumour got stepped on, stories went far and wide
Railing with forgiveness she gladly donated tweaking his racist soul
A naive empty carcass got filled with love dodging the justifiable hole

Note: William "Bubbles" Galloway is MNI Media's resident Spoken Word Contributor.