Food for Thought: Be

“Be. Be here, be there. Be that, be this. Be grateful for life, be grateful to life. Be gleeful everyday, for being the best swimmer among five hundred thousand. Be-nign, be you, be mom’s mean pie, be little black Sambo with bad hair. Be aware of Willie Lynch’s. Be… be boundless energy. Be a four star ghetto general. Be no one except I. Be food for thought to the growing mind, be the author of your own horoscope. Be invited, be long-living, be forgiving, be not forgetful. Be a proud run, only to return to fight another day. Be peaceful if possible, but justice in every way. Be high when you low, be on time but know when to go. Be cautious of the road to college, taking a detour through Vietnam or the Middle East. Be visual of foreclosure over your shoulder while begging a nation built on free labor for reparation. Be a cartographera map maker. Be able to find Afro-American man, search thoroughly, it may be close to “black man.” Be amended five-fifths, be amended five-fifths human. Be the owner of more land than is set aside for wildlife. Be cupid to world government. Be found among the truth, lost tribe. Be at full strength when walking through the valley. Be not foolish as temporary king of the mountain top. Be a brilliant soul, sparkling in the galaxy while walking on Earth. Be loved by God as much as God loved Ghandi and Martin Luther King. Be that last one of 144,000. Be the resident of that twelfth house. Be….eternal!”

Lonnie Lynn, Be | Excerpt from Common’s It’s Your World

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