Ultimatum - Poetry




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Ultimatum

By Gerald Lenoir

I’m so sick and tired; I’ve tried to ask you very politely

But you haven’t listened when I’ve said it very nicely

So let me put it to you, very straight and very direct:

Get your fuckin’ knee off my goddamn neck!

I’m talkin’ to the police, the DAs, the judges, the juries and the jailers

I’m talkin’ to Congress, the President and all of his enablers

I’m talkin’ to the haters and perpetrators of a vicious, racist plan

I’m talkin’ to the Neo-Nazis, the Aryan Nation and the Ku Klux Klan

I’m not issuing a veiled warning or delivering an idle threat

I’m saying it in no uncertain terms, so you won’t ever forget

I’m confronting you and challenging you to put yourself in check

Get your fuckin’ knee off my goddamn neck!

I’m putting it in plain English, so you’ll fully understand

I’m not asking you, I’m giving you an ultimatum and demand

I’m telling you that I deserve justice, freedom and respect

So get your fuckin’ knee off my goddamn neck!

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