child with flag

During slavery
Black folks would often invent
Figures of speech and words
That were meant
To express their grievances
And anger
But in a way
As to avoid the danger
Of arousing the
Wraith and violence
Of the owners
Without keeping silent
Motherfucker is
Just such a word
Not ironically though
I’ve often heard
White folks twist
It’s meaning
To express something
Other than what slaves were meaning
Also they would
Spin these words
To mean things
That would hide their own shame
About their history
The barbaric things they did and
Things they try to
Keep hidden
Like children bearing witness
To whites raping their mothers
Which is the actual meaning
Of the word


This is the corrected version of this poem, to replace previous versions


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