Rise up King
By Renissa Keys
Get up off your knees
That’s exactly where they expect you to stay
Always enslaved to the wicked ways of the one who stole our Grandsmothers from the Motherland called Africa.
As she weeped for over 400 years from the babies stolen from the Kenya the bottom part of her heart.
Rise up King
See yourself for who you are
Not the kind that man decide
But royal as in such
That it runs thru your blood.
Pulsating in your veins
Giving your beating heart the nutrients it needs to feed the brain.
It’s your birthright
The inheritance you’re due
Reparation is a good start but no enough for what they caused you.
Rise up King!
Take your place
Your thrown awaits
Even though obstacles may be in the way.
You are made for this
Inventing, devising , designing ,originating, formulating and creating it all.
That’s why they lock you up
Take your children
Run you away!
Don’t let them
You must stay!
For the enemy is on his way
Coming to convince your sons and daughter’s that they are nothing!
So that he may keep mother Africa’s Children
Kidnapped, unaware and enslaved that’s the Willie Lynch way.
So Rise up King
No time to waste
Mother Africa is depending on you
Yesterday is a day to late.
Renissa Keys was born in the Austin area and attended grade school at Herbert Spencer Math and Science Academy. Even when Keys moved from her Austin/Lawndale community, she continued to volunteer at local schools and churches in the area. Keys, a mother, actress and writer, is a member of Greater St. John M.B. Church, where she continues to services her community and empower women, men and youth with her testimony.