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This Generation is Not Like Past Generations

Samuel Malik Canty: the Word Bird. I am the author of Five Poetry Books, I understand my Purpose, and my words are my proof...

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This Generation

They are not singing songs like “We Shall Overcome”…They are not afraid of police or guns…

In some inner cities young people have gathered like a swarm of angry bees, joining the Marches, Joining the Protest and in some case leading the Marches and Protest…

Leading with a rock in hand, a mask on face, not afraid to confront and start a fire, start a riot, to express their contempt for injustices that have reached their neighborhoods, their loved ones or friends.

This Generation is Not like Past Generations…

More sullen, more likely to fight back and Clap back, even when not pushed…

Underneath that Sag and Swag is a generation like a Molotov cocktail; a mixture of brilliance, cocky, rude, stubborn, confused, angry and explosive…

All created from the frustrations, injustices and tolerance of their forbearers…

Unbeknown to many of them is that they carry the spirits of the ancestors who fought on the Ships, fought on the Plantations, and fought anywhere their life was being compromised or threatened…

Many of them carry the spirit of warriors known and unknown inside of them who are waiting to be activated and elevated to a new destiny…

Waiting to be stirred to a current awareness that requires putting down the weed and other drugs, leaving the gangs behind and getting in line with the rest who came to Protest.

Many of them see Trayvon in themselves, seen the videos and read the reports about the violence and murders against other Men of Color…

Many of them have seen the violence up close and personal against each other, against those who sported the wrong colors in their confrontational eyes…

Many of them finally heard the cries and realized that Black Lives Do Matter and these Marches, these Protest, needs their input, needs their anger and determination to keep surging when the elders are tired and keep fighting for the things that were promised to everyone in this country.

It was written in one of the Great Books that; "A Child Shall Lead Them"...

This Generation is Not like Past Generations… Be leery because they can be scary…


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