The Essence of Lauryn

L. Boogie sparks

The mental

Soothing sound

Old school vibe

New school live

Princess of peace

Queen of conscious

Responsive worldly affairs

Look up the hills

Lauryn Hill cares

When it’s hidden

In this dark government

This queen shares

Message of an evangelist

Words of protest

Angela Davis

Epic like Harriet Tubman

Songstress of ethnic pride

Ella Fitzgerald with a picket sign

Saying the system choking

Our rights like a vine

She is our Esther

Virtuous lady in divinity

Equality for all men

Her music extends through

Many genres

L. Boogie sparks gives light

To this dismal state

Of the United States

Hearken what she states


By Deon Souldier Ballard


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