|Marcus - White and Black|
|Monday, October 31, 1927|
|The white man held the blacks as slaves,|
And bled their souls in living death;
Bishops and priests, and kings themselves,
Preached that the law was right and just;
And so the people worked and died,
And crumbled into material dust.
Good God! The scheme is just the same
Today, between the black and white
Races of men, who gallop after fame.
Can'st Thou not change this bloody thing,
And make white people see the truth
That over blacks must be their king,
Not white, but of their sornber hue,
To rule a nation of themselves?
|Haile Selassie I|