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Button Poetry - Stay Woke lyrics

Every now and then, I indulge in the self satisfaction of social media.
I find myself in the desolate wasteland that is "Black Twitter."
I stumble upon men who have a Ph.D in "fuckboyology." Their master's in "ain't shittedness."

They be like, "What's a Queen without her King?" #loyalty
A man won't love a woman he can't respect. #mostofyoufemales
Every woman's bedroom has a lock that can be opened through friendship.

#StayWoke

And it only gets worse the longer I scroll through my timeline.
Finding myself offended in one hundred and forty characters or less.
They uplift themselves and break women down in one fell swoop.
This misogynistic manifesto, given to us by masked men hiding behind the guys of "social justice."

There's a sea of strong black men with coiled locks, cowrie shells, Shea Butter soft hands, who smile nice and call you Queen, but never tell you that the title is conditional.

You can only maintain "Queen status" if you:
Sleep with them. Get naked, only if he's watching. Don't sleep with him.
Love your body, only 'cause he liked it first. Wear your hair natural, but don't have no nappy shit. Stay loyal. Don't hold him to the same standard. And never, ever bruise his ego.

There are too many self proclaimed "Kings" claiming to keep getting "swerved" because they're just "too nice." As if we should hand out blue ribbons for decency. The "bad boy" and "Mr. Nice Guy" are after the same thing. They just have different methods.

He'll protect you from other men, so he can have you to himself. #cuffingseason
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He'll treat you like a decent human being, and then act like you owe him. #goldstar
He coulda beat you, but he didn't.
#niceguysnevergetlaid

Black power is for straight, black men. Black bodies are important if it belongs to a "King."
The same men that quote Malcolm X in defense of their misogyny forget their hero said, "The most disrespected person in America, is the black woman."

While it's important that we reblog and retweet Trayvon Martin, we must not forget Renisha McBride.
There is a war being waged on all of us, yet black women still become the enemy.

We must protect our "Oscars" and our "Marissa's."
Stop pretending that the great plight against the black man is black women saying "no."

We're on the same team, dumbass!

Equality does not come one gender at a time.
Black women aren't your stepping stone to liberation.
Stop trapping women under your feet and then wondering "where all the Queens are."

When you disrespect black women, you cut your roots at the source.

#ImStillAQueenWithoutYou
#YouAintShitWithoutMe

#StayWoke

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