Who Am I

Who am I?
He is I and I am power, that’s who I am!
You see me from time to time on the corner
Or filling up your local jails,
I still remain royalty from a cell.

Who am I?
I am the child of Abraham and David
Made in the image of the Creator,
I am he who split the sea and saved the people
From danger.

Who am I?
I am he who invented the stoplight,
Blueprinted the pyramids and fought for civil rights.

Who am I?
I am he who has been crucified hanged by a noose
And still survived. I am Earth, Wind and Fire combined.

Who am I?
Thousands of years ago I mastered science,
Constructed mathematics now my homelands famished
And most of my brothers are addicts
Do you know who I am?
I am the lost King from the Tribe of Judah,
The producer of Tuskegee airmen and paratroopers.
I am who I am but to them I am a Blackman.

-Tyrone Leach