We Gon' Be Alright

A Protestor gestures as he demonstrates to push fast-food chains to pay their employees at least $15 an hour, outside during
A Protestor gestures as he demonstrates to push fast-food chains to pay their employees at least $15 an hour, outside during a march to a McDonald's restaurant Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. The protest movement, which is backed financially by the Service Employees International Union and others, has gained national attention at a time when the wage gap between the poor and the rich has become a hot political issue. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Dedicated to my friend and colleague, the Rev. Sharon Risher, daughter of Emanuel 9 Martyr Ethel Lance.

Though a terrorist enters and fells our families and pastors at church...
We gon' be alright.
Though Congress delays our confirmation without justification...
We gon' be alright.
Though our beauty is rejected as we dominate on courts of grass and clay...
We gon' be alright.
Though our spines are broken in Baltimore...
We gon' be alright.
Though knees are upon our neck in McKinney ...
We gon' be alright.
Though we are thrown from desk and tumble...
We gon' be alright.
Though we are stopped and detained in Waller...
We gon' be alright.
Though we are concerned students in Missouri...
We gon' be alright.
Though we receive sixteen shots in Chicago...
We gon' be alright.
Though we are five shot in Minneapolis...
We gon' be alright.
Though questions of our intellect from the highest court...
We gon' be alright.
Though police cover-ups and falsified reports...
We gon' be alright.
Though gunmen parade in front of our mosques...
We gon' be alright.
Though we are denied entry at the border like Mary and Joseph at the inn...
We gon' be alright.
Though our chained ancestors be taught as migrant workers...
We gon' be alright.
Through many dangers, toils, and snares...
We have already come.
We gon' be alright.
Until black lives matter...
We gon' be alright.
Until justice flows like waters...
We gon' be alright.
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea...
We gon' be alright.
As long as God got us...
We gon' be...
Alright!