NYU Black Renaissance Noire NYU Black Renaissance Noire Volume 16.2: Fall 2016 - Page 47

magnetism , rising
slowmotion
Boom
time to get up and
be
come
from dancing teeth and coward tip
from jibberjabber patme boss patme smmich
Dadadadadadadadada
Hey aheee ( soft )
be
come , time to
be come
time to
when the brothers strike niggers come out
come out niggers
when the brothers take over the school
Hey aheee ( loud )
Boom
Boom
Boom
get up be come
help niggers
It ’ s nation time eye ime
black genius rise in spirit muscle
sun man get up rise heart of universes to be
future of the world
the black man is the future of the world
come out niggers
all niggers negroes must change up
come together in unity unify
for nation time
it ’ s nation time
It ’ s nation ti eye ime
chant with bells and drum
it ’ s nation time
It ’ s nation time , get up santa claus
it ’ s nation time , build it
be come
Boom
get up muffet dragger
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rise up
future of the black genius spirit reality
move
from crushed roach back
from dead snake head
from wig funeral in
Booom BOOOM Dadadadadadadadadadada Boom Boom Boom
get up rastus for real to be rasta farari
ras jua
get up got her bow
It ’ s Nation
Time !
( It ’ s Nation Time , poetry , 1970 )