Image for the poem Masquerade


“The child who  
is not embraced by the village    
will burn it down to    
feel its warmth"...African Proverb
sexy mythological beast  
self aggrandized..conceptualized  
through the lens    
of marginalizes eyes  
the lord of flies  
stunted in this banana republic  
deemed repugnant  
a paper tiger..hunted  
thoroughly flayed  
the imp-eror has no clothes  
displayed as exhibit A in  
this ghetto gallery  
the most exotic zoo this    
side of the galaxy  
consumed with masculine fallacies  
fetish-sized ...fossilized  
the main attraction  
a raw nerve  
desensitized by the puppeteer's    
many string theories  
ham-strung along the lines of    
emotional dysfunction  
showcased daily  
in the modern coloseum  
caged behind cyber-screen museums  
like a bled out unicorn  
uniform in thought  
fought the wrong battles for eons  
from king to peon to raging bull    
charging matadors..only seeing red  
never read between the lines  
vision smeared by  
generational campaigns  
pain reigns supreme  
in the past present and future  
as the acclimated norm  
sins of the the father  
reaped upon the fatherless  
publicly housed in breeding pens  
ejaculating prophesied doom  
into tainted wombs  
the perennial    
dishonor of 'old terra'  
proceeding unabated    
by the patriarch of a lagacy's virus    
upon this era    
stillborn in mental captivity  
another error uncorrected  
branded the new terror  
image concocted  
corrupted by propaganda  
as the greatest show on earth  
presents yet another storied version  
of the sexy mythological beast  
Written by Naajir
Published | Edited 2nd Dec 2018
Author's Note
Inspired by the 'character' Killmonger
from the Black Panther movie
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