Black man Stand up
By Edward (Limitless) Taylor III
Black man stand up your woman needs you;
Stand up & take hold of your position rebuking division, inserting words of strength through loves incision.
Black Man stand up.
Stand up & be more than a long chained ape with a mouth full of gold fangs;
Stand up & be the healer of her scarred womb, speak life to her dreams buried in tomb;
Stand up & let your strength be recognized, let her see that your more than a tattooed, smooth talk in’ dog bark in’ mongrel of a mutt that likes to chase tale & fu…
Stand up & be about the Fathers business –
The business of being fathers raising sons that will reign as Kings, teaching daughters to be Queens;
Black Men stand up your women need you; let them know & remember who we are.
That we’re more the just dollar signs, tailored suits, flashy cars, & shiny rims,
We are Passion, power, devotion, loyalty: We are conquers of industry, rulers of our domain,
But for you our Queens & only you, at home we’ll be tender & tame,
Until it’s time to play your fantasy love game.
Black Men stand up! it is time.
Time to reclaim our minds, reconnect with our history, & stand as pillars spiritually;
I call to you my brothers!
I ask you where is your honor, where is your integrity, where is your pride?
Let the throbbing pain in your soul subside, allow your scares to heal in the ointment of forgiveness;
Regain your confidence –
Lift up your heads o ye gates!
Take your place amongst your families, take your positions next to your brides, & be found faithful.
Black men, all men, stand up for your seeds:
Stand up for the nurturer of your legacies;
I beseech you my brothers STAND.
Your woman needs you…