I’m tired of the black revolution
Ghetto philosophizing high on begging
Educated revolutionaries spouting the diatribe of equality
We are too busy vocalizing to practice
If the point was to affect change then change it
Let it spread and be recognized as professionally nappy,
Rhode scholar coca with priorities prioritized

I’m tired of the female revolution
Empowered sistas leading by vaginas
Like the penis-pocalypse is upon us
And pleasure is no more.
‘cause they burned their bras for the right
To practice goodwill prostitution and self objectification
Advocated advocating like predators are something new
A new ministry of hate
When what is needed is a band of sisters
Self defending with the misters
Teaching both sons and daughters
That neither real men or women rape.

I’m tired of the gay revolution
Sucking the intimacy out of love
Labeling and exploiting,
Over exposed film in cameras wrecked by insecurity
A sudden inability to just be different
No one learned familiar comfort over picket signs
Made anti-pragmatic with prismatic clarity

The revolution was televised, printerized, lyricized, poetized, ambiguized and dissected.
Audibly demonstrated with the killing of innocents
The martyrdom of heroes

I sit at the front of the bus
I work in the fields BESIDE him
I don’t care what happens behind your doors or on your floors
I don’t give a damn about your cause
Cause I am your equal
Equally respected I’ll neglect to castigate you for anything other
Than being less that the real revolutionaries would have been


About Michelle Toussaint

Michelle Toussaint is an Antiguan who has amassed an Associate Degree in Science Education as well as a Diploma in Forensic Science. As such, she Teaches Science in the classroom as well as at home, where she co-leads The Tribe. A merry band comprising her Husband-The Chief, herself-The Priestess, and her three precocious children- the tribesmen. When she isn’t mothering, teaching, being a fangirl or feeding her chocolate addiction. She writes two blogs. Random_Michelle and Death By Expectations. View all posts by Michelle Toussaint

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