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Please forgive me
I beg your pardon
Am about to step on your toes
Am kinda fed up
With you and your kind
Black folk in particular

No offence intended
But you getting on my nerves
Behaving like a scorned lover
Forever longing for acceptance

They ain’t never gonna love you
Get with the program, get used to it
Nurturing hurt, perpetuating pain
Instead of harnessing anger
Generate a positive self-image…

an excerpt from Cotton Pickers,
a poem in Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit
Copyright © knox mahlaba 2014
Author of  Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit

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