“The People Say”
The people say go with wide open mind At the rim where head meets hair, to read subtle bondage takes reel-time.
They called us Pinckneys in historical rewind. Said we property, but I refuse this despair. The people say Go, with wide open mind!
Leave us to work alone in hot air, To read subtle bondage takes real time.
Other Pinckneys moved north and moved mind(s) West African blood stays; our bodies repair The people say go with wide open mind!
We feel, eat, and breathe better, share love in-kind, build AME churches, Geechie communities, literacy inclined. To read subtle bondage takes reel-time.
Reconstruction, jim crow, civil-rights and post-race opined greed, madness, restitution declined, it is time! The people say go with wide open mind. To read subtle bondage takes real time.