Saturday, April 10, 2021

APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!


Today's spotlight shines on a Political Activist, a once Mayoral Candidate of Oakland, and former member of the Black Panther Party. Power to the People!


LOTHARIO LOTHO

BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY


Our task is indeed a grave one

We realize for us, time has stopped

For others have been here

And tried to spread the word

The prophets have spoken

Malcolm told us what to do

He lived a revolutionaries life

Then he was given a warriors death

He like Jesus was betrayed by

Judas

This sent steel ripping through

his heart

Nat Turner, Marcus Garvey, even

Martin Luther King

Did not their work mean a thing

The Vanguard knows the answer

We'll show the people the way

Then the voice of dissension will

grow

From a fierce threat to a deadly

blow

Then the whole world will know

The cry for freedom shall be

heard

Men shall be men and Black men

shall be black

No more living on the other side

of the track

No more shucking

And no more jive

If you ain't on your jobs

You might not survive

So now it's time for all of us

to get ourselves together

To be prepared to fight in all types

of weather

Huey must be free

What's that mean to you

Does it make you feel Black and

Blue

Malcolm's dead but his spirit is

still in our souls

Let us be like Eldridge

And all through life profess our

goals

Black is beautiful

Little Bobby, Bobby, Bobby, Bobby,

Little Bobby Hutton was Black

Big Bobby, Big Bobby, Big Bobby

Seale

Big Bobby shall not be killed

Big in soul

Like a man possessed, he travels

days without rest

Crying Huey must be free

Still the Negroes don't understand

Queen Kathleen, Eldridge's wife

Their work has become their life

Shouting on the courthouse doors

Huey must be free

Off the pigs

The sky is the limit

Glittering

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