Both physically and economically, for dimes and shillings

We came from jungles running
We came from revolutions birthed, we retaliated
We came from being carefully eyed in suspicious countenances
And those who happened to look suspicious assassinated
But revolutions never dying
We came from uprisings

We came from, when we weren’t allowed at night
When it registered to them; ALERT, THREAT, SOME
BLACKY out here stunting
We came from, when our forefathers, grandfathers and fathers were belittled in public
And had to ask for forgiveness for things which they did not do,
So I was told,
Some of these stories I read about in books