– sing to the tune of “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer!”
You know Eric and Tamir and
Freddie and Walter,
Michael and Sandra and
Yvette and Tanisha
But do you recall
the most famous Black man of all
*Emmett, the dark skinned Negro,
had a life ahead of him.
He never got to live it.
He was lynched at age fourteen.
All of the other Black men
knew that they were next in line.
They never saw poor Emmett
in the cotton fields again.
Then one fucked up Christmas eve,
the white man came to say,
“Black man with your skin so dark,
won’t you till my land for me!”
Now all the Black men hate him.
“Till your goddamn land yourself!”
“Fuck you and fuck your Christmas,
as you write our history!”
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland
Emmett Louis Till was an African-American teenager who was lynched in Mississippi at the age of 14, after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Wikipedia
I know, I know! I promised, no more! But I had just one more to belt out and there it is! Merry fucking Christmas from all of us who wouldn’t be in this shithole if our ancestors had been left the fuck alone!