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The Black Holocaust

Updated on July 23, 2012

The Black Holocaust

By Eddie C. McCloud

They say that the Nazis

Killed six million Jews

To those in the know

This is hardly news

But what about the lives

That my people lost?

No one ever mentions

The Black Holocaust

What happened to my people

Was no less of an atrocity

Than what happened to the Jews

Both were fueled by animosity

So where is our memorial?

I see not one museum

I think we’d have fared better

In the Roman coliseums

Everyone’s yelling saying

“We want reparations!”

You know we can’t expect that

From this racist nation

They say that they are sick

Of all our tedious whining

Yet come election time

For our votes they come pining

America, the great satan

Admit that you were wrong

Confess your father’s sins

Only then shall you be strong

Then perhaps we can go forward

Not forgetting those lives lost

By erecting a memorial

To The Black Holocaust

© 2012 MaestroECMcCloud


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    • KrystalD profile image

      KrystalD 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Yes, yes, and yes. I just read another hub about Nazi Germany and the Black experience by a hubber named Africanus. I feel it is very important that all people begin to be awakened to the history of African people from all over. Like others (but really without comparison) they have been literally robbed and raped historically by what we call "the West." I embrace the teaching and thinking about these people not of anger but out of sincere concern for what may happen if we allow it to be suppressed. Awesome poem for an awesome people :)