An Open Letter/Insomnia

It’s like being on a chain gang

Or an assembly line of oppression

Tell me

How do you sleep at night

Doing what you do?

Breaking up families

Ruining lives

Making off with innocence

Building warehouses with bars

To house the brown and black

Accepting hush money for a bigger

Tax check

You claim to know my story

But you don’t see me

Or the time and money wasted

On a useless degree

‘Cause I can’t find a job

‘Cause I got bad credit

‘Cause I can’t find a job

And what did you call me?

My name is not

No job having welfare queen jezebel

I don’t fit into your boxes

Those time-honored categories

Created to make you imagine yourself

Superior

One lie exposed 9900 to go

You say I talk too much

Gotta find a way to quiet me

Throw me a half-chewed bone

Tell me that’s my slice of the pie

Oops Mr. Leader Man

I think you just told another lie

See I don’t have a place

In your Amerikkkan dream

And really

I don’t want in on your

Amerikkkan scheme

What have you done for me lately

Let’s compare notes

You shackled me enslaved me

Berated me castrated me

Bamboozled me depressed me

Ain’t that sh.t funny

Robbed me wounded me

Left me for dead

And all the time I wonder

What was in your head

 

How do you sleep at night

Doing what you do?

Fighting unnecessary wars for

Unnecessary gains

Letting children grow up hungry

And all this in your own country

Busy running around the globe

Conquering to build

Your pseudo-democratic

Worldwide empire

Promoting laziness

Calling good citizens under fire

Because they question you

You’ve shed more blood

Than most wars combined

 

While you’re shaking hands

Our heads are shaking

Look at that

The earth is quaking

And it’s all thanks to you

Tell me

 

How do you sleep at night

Doing what you do?

 

 

Insomnia

An open letter part 2

(abridged version)


How

Do you sleep at night

Doing what you do

Cause I wouldn’t sleep at night

If I were you

Images of the destruction I wrought

Would be imprinted on my brain

I’d be too afraid the demons inside of me

Would rip violently through my flesh

Chewing through the last shreds of feigned ignorance

Paralyzing me as I birth reprehensible sins

That the echoes of the innocents I

Deceived and slaughtered

Would surround my trembling limbs

The darkness would suffocate me

Press on my chest like a weight

Don’t your hands drip and glisten

With all the blood that you shed?

Don’t their dying pleas for mercy

Ring inside your head?

Doesn’t your tongue burn

With the lies that you spread?

How

Do you sleep at night

Doing what you do

Cause I wouldn’t sleep at night

If I were you

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