Thursday, April 8, 2021

APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

A Revolutionary Poet, a Revolutionary Playwright, a Revolutionary Essayist, and a Revolutionary Scholar. An affiliate of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, but never a member. Marvin X Co-founded The Black House along with Ed Bullins, Eldridge Cleaver, and other members, non-members of the Black Panther Party For Self-Defense.

The Black House was a Black Arts Cultural Center, which at one point served as The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense San Francisco Headquarters. Without further ado, I present Marvin X and his iconic poem. “Burn, Baby, Burn.”


MARVIN X

BURN BABY BURN

Tired.

Sick an' tired
Tired of being
sick an' tired.

Lost.
Lost in the wilderness
of white america
are the masses asses?
cool said the master to the slave,
"No problem, don't rob an' steal,
I'll be your drivin wheel."

Cool.
And he wheeled us into 350 years
of black madness

to hog guts, conked hair, covadis
bleaching cream and uncle thomas
to Watts.
To the streets.
To the kill.
Boommm...2 honkeys gone.
Motherfuck the police
Parker's sista too.
Black people.
Tired.
sick an' tired.
tired of being
sick an' tired.
Burn, baby burn...
Don't leave dem boss rags
C'mon, child, don't mind da tags.
Git all dat motherfuckin pluck,
Git dem guns too, we don't give a fuck!
Burn baby burn
Cook outta sight

Fineburgs
whitefront
wineburgs
blackfront
burn, baby, burn
in time
he
will learn.



No comments:

Post a Comment