Malcolm ... You Said They Would Come (Dedicated to Bill - Dr. William Strickland)

Malcolm … Oh Malcolm … Our Undying Malcolm

Neo-colonial academics unknown to the grassroots
Inside white / with Black skins and sterile movement experience
As late as 2011 … are falsely calling your name

Pulitzer sanctioned untruths
Layered over 500 pages
Cannot put out your TRANSFORMING FIRE
…El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

NO!

They seek to extract your long sharp deeply rooted LION TEETH
and rip apart – at the bone – your MAGNIFICENT OUTSTRETCHED WINGS
With CIA FBI Farrakhanian “Get your hand out of my pocket!” smoke bombs
Spoken through the dead Marble mouth of Manning

They can never remove your red black and green halo
Eternally visible to the conscious community

You said they would come – That they would come with bullets
Shot from underneath the floor where you stood
FBI and Police who followed your every move since 1950 – absent
Informant vampire on stage sucking your last breath

Detroit Red – The bullets are still coming …slicing the air…Bullets of lies
Coming for the hearts of our children’s true understanding of you
and where your trajectory was evolving.

Those of us, who know you by having known you,
Through listening to you, through serious study
… listening to your surgical words

Watching the way you moved throughout the US, Africa and Europe

We are clearing away the foul smell of Manning’s Reinvention and his endorsers
They placed your image on a US Postal Stamp – Without your rifle

They are saying you espoused
Multi-racial Integrationist Anti-black nationalist Anti-pan Africanist positions
They want to powder your face with their aspirations and FREEZE you in European ice

Malcolm. Detroit Red Black & Green, Too Big To Be Little,
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

WE will NOT let them!

- Charles Ezra Ferrell Copyright 2012

Malcolm ... You Said They Would Come (Dedicated to Bill - Dr. William Strickland)

Charles Ezra Ferrell

Southfield, United States

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A Poem For Malcolm – Dedicated to (Bill) Dr. William Strickland

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