Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Poem for Lady Day @ 100: Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit

For you Lady Day @ 100

Queen of the Blues Black Classic sound

Strange Fruit hangin above the ground

Black lives Matter then and now

we love the songs you gave

they handcuffed you to yr bed

on the way to your grave

sing Billie

yr songs for eternity

Lover Man, My Man

All of me

Yeah, why not take all of me

Sing Billie

from your heaven throne

God bless the child

that's got his own....

--Marvin X
7 April 2015

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