Daily Inspiration: Your Revolution by Sarah Jones

When I was in secondary school, this was the poem that made me fall in love with poetry and performances. I saw it performed and it changed me. It was so refreshing to read something that helped remove some of the pressure I felt to look like this =====================>

Your Revolution by Sarah Jones

Your revolution will not happen between these thighs
Your revolution will not happen between these thighs

the real revolution
ain’t about booty size
the Versaces you buys
or the Lexus your drives

and though we’ve lost Biggie Smalls
your Notorious revolution
will never allow you to lace no lyrical douche in my bush
your revolution will not be you killing me softly with Fugees
your revolution won’t knock me up and produce lil’ future MCs
because that revolution will not happen between these thighs

your revolution
will not find me in the
backseat of Jeep with LL
hard as hell
doin’ it & doin’ it & doin’ it well

you revolution will not be you
smackin’ it up, flipping’ it, or rubbin’ it down
nor will it take you downtown or humpin’ around
because that revolution will not happen between these thighs

your revolution will not have me signing
ain’t no nigger like the one I got
your revolution will no be you
sending me for no VD shot

your revolution will not involve me feeling your rise
or helping you fantasise
because that revolution will not happen between these thighs
and no, my Jamaican brother, your revolution
will not make me feel bombastic and really fantastic
have you groping in the dark for that rubber wrapped in plastic
you will not be touching your lips to my triple dip of french vanilla butter pecan chocolate deluxe
or having Akinyele’s dream
a six-foot blow job machine

you wanna subjugate you queen;
think I should put that in my mouth
just ’cause you made a few bucks

your revolution will not be me tossing my weave
making believe I’m some caviar-eating, ghetto mafia clown
or me givin’ up my behind just so I can get signed
have someone else write my rhymes?
I’m Sarah Jones, not Foxy Brown
your revolution makes me wonder, where could we go
if we could drop the empty pursuit of props and the ego
revolt back to our roots, use a little Common sense on a Quest
to make love De la Soul, no pretence… but..

your revolution will not be you flexing your sex and status
to express what you feel;
your revolution will not happen between these thighs
will not happen between these thighs
will not be you shaking and me faking between these thighs
because the revolution, when it finally comes, is gon’ be real.

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