APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!
Today, the spotlight shines on a Revolutionary Brother. A Revolutionary Poet. A former Black Panther and Political Editor of The Black Panther Party Intercommunal News Service.
"Tell me about the Panthers"
The pretty sister cried
"I want so much to be Black
I've tried and tried and tried."
Well--The Panther are a party
for people like me and you.
They're trying to get rid of the
Like Johnson and his Crew.
They base their words on action
and hope for the little man.
They're going to change this
cause the panthers have a plan.
They organize the people
around a common goal,
of liberty, freedom and justice
and the beauty of having a soul.
They stress the need for power.
They demand the right to choose,
When Tom's say let's not fight,
Panthers ask what we got to
The white man raped your mother
your daughters and sisters too,
and now the coldest shot of all
The man is fucking you.
These devils took our manhood
The Panthers want it back
If we can't get if peacefully
The Panthers will attack.
That's the story of the Panthers.
I think it's quite a lot
When you start looking around
They're are the only men you've got.