September 3, 2011
By TeMinor BRONZE, Kansas City, Kansas
TeMinor BRONZE, Kansas City, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
Life like you dying‎
'The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor.'

Swinging from branch to branch
I feel amazing
I feel the wind blowing past me
My heart
How could trees have such a negative connotation to them?
When in reality im just a kid
Remembering Tarzan
Im just tryna be like him
Running through the forest
You may see this kinda weird
But when I sit back and
Realize that these branches hurt me
That if I go back it time ill see my
Great- Grandpa
But not like me
Fighting for air
He’s not like I was
He feels the wind blowing out
Not in
His heart
Just to get some blood to pump into his brain
Unlike me he is just trying to sustain,
So, as I stare looking at my Great- grand father
I thought
Maybe I cant be Tarzan
Cause im not free to swing from a tree
Cause if I swing ill be hanging
From a noose .
For generation
To generation
We let society get the upper hand
That maybe today im not physically hanging from a tree
But if we realize it we
ALL cant breath
Cause what society sees
Is a whole bunch of dirty n---as
We can’t even afford a handout for free
So maybe thinking that some n---a swinging from tree
To tree might be funny
dam and I thought Tarzan was just a Disney Movie.

The author's comments:
This piece is near and dear to my heart. I always wanted to put my input into slavery, i wanted to be real about the situation, and that slavery is still alive.

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