A message to everyone who is in support of the world wide Occupy movement.

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…and though it’s been too long
too many years have passed.
…and though the time has gone,
the memories still hold fast
yet as strange as it seems,
we still live in the past.
The essence of a Black life
lost in the hour glass.

And ever since we came to this land,
this country has ruled the day
when we would stand as one
and raise our voices and say
You know there will be no more killing,
and no more talk about class.
Your sons and your daughters
won’t die in the hour glass.
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And ever since we came to this land,
this country has ruled the day
when we would stand as one
We have to raise our voices and say
You know there will be no more killing,
and no more talk about class.
Your sons and your daughters
won’t die in the hour glass.

A toast to David Walker,
A toast to Martin King,
A toast to all the leaders
who had a golden dream (dream on, dream on)
A toast to all black fathers
who live their lives in vain.
A toast to all black mothers
who shoulder this life in vain.
A toast to the people!


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