The Shattering of Blackness

A Villanelle

Piece by piece, the hurt unfolds

Brilliant at birth, future to be determined

Slowly dissected, the scripting foretold


The white man commands, “Do as you are told”

No matter the education, you’ll always be the “ servant”

Piece by piece, the hurt unfolds


The “ man” cannot see through the obligatory blindfold

Throughout your history the condition has worsened

Slowly dissected, the scripting foretold


One is to wonder why your heart has grown cold

Your spirit begins to weep, forever burdened

Piece by piece, the hurt unfolds


Hypersensitive with a differential threshold

What your eyes have witnessed is heartbreakingly disturbing

Slowly dissected, the scripting foretold


Over time, your stories will be retold

Pain and suffering will ache in murmurs fervent

Piece by piece, the hurt unfolds

Slowly dissected, the scripting foretold