Your Ass Is Too Good For That Rag!

american flag toilet paper

Black girl, you have known such brutality
from the slave fields to Jim Crow.
And yet they expect you to celebrate
what for you has been a hard row to hoe.

You are to get out that great American flag
and watch it wave over land you have tilled.
You have watched your mother and your father
work harder because they were unskilled.

Sit outside and watch the fireworks display.
Put a couple of hot dogs on the grill.
Don’t forget to eat some apple pie
and then head for the baseball field.

Forget about all the horrors
that this nation has heaped upon you.
Don’t think of all the innocent people
who were killed by this red, white and blue.

Remember what this nation stands for.
And that brutality is sown in the flag.
They have watered down the truth of its history.
 And your ass is too good for that rag!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

7 thoughts on “Your Ass Is Too Good For That Rag!

  1. “Who is Jim Crow?”

    Jim Crow was the name of the racial caste system which operated primarily, but not exclusively in southern and border states, between 1877 and the mid-1960s. Jim Crow was more than a series of rigid anti-black laws. It was a way of life. Under Jim Crow, African Americans were relegated to the status of second class citizens. Jim Crow represented the legitimization of anti-black racism. Many Christian ministers and theologians taught that whites were the Chosen people, blacks were cursed to be servants, and God supported racial segregation. Craniologists, eugenicists, phrenologists, and Social Darwinists, at every educational level, buttressed the belief that blacks were innately intellectually and culturally inferior to whites. Pro-segregation politicians gave eloquent speeches on the great danger of integration: the mongrelization of the white race. Newspaper and magazine writers routinely referred to blacks as niggers, coons, and darkies; and worse, their articles reinforced anti-black stereotypes. Even children’s games portrayed blacks as inferior beings (see “From Hostility to Reverence: 100 Years of African-American Imagery in Games”). All major societal institutions reflected and supported the oppression of blacks.

    Continue reading here!

    And if you continue reading Rajiv, it gets worse and you will understand why this poem of mine is SO strong. I need to rev it up even further or in other words, take it up several notches. There is no doubt at all that I will!

    Thank you for your comment!


  2. I think things have deteriorated too badly, Leslie, to successfully smooth any of this over. Congress presently has an 8% approval rating and I honestly don’t see that improving any time soon.


    1. It is not going to improve Dr. Bramhall and the sad fact is that there is nothing that we can do except continue to show our disgust at congress by poll results. We got nothing to vote for and we certainly found this to be true when we voted for that lying, hypocritical, drone striking, war mongering bastard Obama who is walking around with a Nobel Peace Prize and for what? That piece of shit don’t mean shit anymore, quite obviously. We’re just sitting over here waiting for the inevitable; to hit rock bottom.

      I thank you for your comment!


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