Crown Talk

Hey young world,

Don’t be so lost that the truth can’t find you
Don’t be so comfortable
that you settle into the roles
that you are being assigned to
an enemy of my enemy is my friend too
Embrace differences and let our matching battle scars be our communication tool
A new love language that we read like braille
A lotta’ people talk love
But don’t understand what it entails

Listen closely
This is crown talk
Eyes mind heart open
Chin up shoulders back
That's how a crown walks
Teach yourself to be less like them
That’s how you move humanity
Talk less shit. Do more shit.
That’s that’s the only way to change shit
Take their negativity and yours fears
and bury that shit
and watch a rose garden sprout from it

This is my battle cry
My tear ducts have long been dry
Because when a black woman cries
It’s as if my pain is silenced
While onlookers wait in the silos and shadows

If a tree falls in a forest
and no one is around to hear it
Does that mean that it still fell?
I’m sick and tired of politicians, policy makers
and law men
treating black men and women like
Like trees in silent forests

What will it take to get someone to acknowledge?
That we are all real boys and girls?
Keynotes from Pinocchios
as they hold their noses
making promises to make a difference
When they have no notion of what change is
or where to start

If I’m starving and you’re starving
And the only standing between us both perishing
Is you standing on my shoulders to reach that fruit
I will be that ladder for you
I will stand with you and make you taller
I will hold on to your ankles and make you stronger
I will brace myself
So that you do not fall
I will not let you down until you reach the heights that you aspire

Listen closely
This is crown talk
Eyes mind heart open
Chin up shoulders back
That's how a crown walks
Teach yourself to be less like them
That’s how you move humanity
Talk less shit. Do more shit.
That’s the only way to change shit
Take their negativity and your fears
and bury that shit
and watch a rose garden sprout from it

A wise woman once said
I am no longer accepting the things that
I cannot change
I am changing the things that I cannot accept

Knowledge is free
Even though it’s not cheap
I know that’s gonna go over the head of a whole lot of people
But those who feel me
Know  how to secure the bag
are willing to make the sacrifice for change
No matter the price tag

Listen closely
This is crown talk
Eyes mind heart open
Chin up shoulders back
That's how a crown walks
Teach yourself to be less like them
That’s how you move humanity
Talk less shit. Do more shit.
That’s that’s the only way to change shit
Take negativity and your fears
and bury that shit
and watch a rose garden sprout from it

-Crown Talk 772018

Lyndonia Jane