Hope

I don’t know about you but I have such a wildness of butterflies fluttering around in my stomach, their buoyant force could make me float. Each carrying a “What if…?” thought. And lately, I have been waking up humming Nina’s tune. Can you wait for Wednesday? Because I can’t…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBiAtwQZnHs

“Can’t you see it
Can’t you feel it
It’s all in the air
I can’t stand the pressure much longer
Somebody say a prayer…

 

Lord have mercy on this land of mine
We all gonna get it in due time
I don’t belong here
I don’t belong there
I’ve even stopped believing in prayer…

 

Don’t tell me
I tell you
Me and my people just about due
I’ve been there so I know
They keep on saying “Go slow!”
But that’s just the trouble
“do it slow”
Where am I going
What am I doing
I don’t know
I don’t know

 

Just try to do your very best
Stand up be counted with all the rest
For everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam
But this whole country is full of lies
……………
I don’t trust you any more
You keep on saying “Go slow!”
“Go slow!”
But that’s just the trouble
“do it slow”
Desegregation”do it slow”
Mass participation”do it slow”
Reunification”do it slow”
Do things gradually”do it slow”
But bring more tragedy”do it slow”
Why don’t you see it
Why don’t you feel it
I don’t know
I don’t know

 

You don’t have to live next to me
Just give me my equality….”

 

Nina Simone (Mississippi Goddam)
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