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Faces & Voices 5
An Anthology
of Verse and Prose

by
the Composition
for Honours Class,
Howard University,
2000-2001.

Professor
E. R. B
RAITHWAITE

Faces & Voices 4
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To Todayís Black Leaders
Part 2: Iím on Your Hills

By Tracy Hunter

Strong-willed
Strong-minded
Determined
Focused

Yeah, thatís me

Arenít you glad that Iím what you have to look forward to?
Or are you afraid?

Are you afraid that Iím going to step in and stir up things in the camp?

Allow me to alleviate some of your anxiety
You see I come bearing the armor, the whole armor
You know, the helmet, the breast plate, the sword

I come ready to wage war
I come prepared to fight a battle for which I already know the outcome

I come determined to fix what youíve messed up
Improve upon the foundation youíve laid
Finish what youíve started

You see black leader:

I recognize that sometimes a leader needs to be led
And the sleep needs to go to bed

Youíre dozing black leader
Youíre dozing!

Look out Jesse, you know the deal
Iíve already told you ďIím On Your HillsĒ

Look out Al Ďcause here I come
Ready to lead my people home

© 2001 Tracy Hunter


© 2001 Howard University.
(First Published in limited print edition, An Anthology of Verse and Prose, by the Composition for Honours Class, Howard University, Spring 2001. Professor E.R. Braithwaite)
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