19. Light Within Me
LIGHT WITHIN ME
Light Within Me by Professor A.L.I. featuring Khalil Ismail
Who do I have to hate to be your friend?
Do the means to my goals, justify my ends?
Filthy bankers and they’re stores, won’t lend
Cats with cups on the corner, who pretend
And later drive a Benz, is it the lie or the liar?
The more I hate, the more I’m on fire
Is it the swine at work who dismissed you?
Or troops from Tel Aviv, firing missiles?
Is it blind shaikhs, with long robes and beards
Who act out of ignorance, pride and fear?
Do I hate the anti-Muslim, Hindu priest?
Or man claiming Buddhism, but he’s Sinhalese?
Do I hate the GOP, and pastor terry?
Am I down with conservatives or Radical Faeries?
Hate is not the factor, how I choose my friends
As long as I possess God’s love, in the end
Who do I have to hate, and emasculate?
I’d rather be the one to emancipate
Like Donald Blake, the shackles of fate
Transformations thru Love of Ahlul Bayt
Instead you wants’ to create a nightmare
Take another’s love, put my hate right there
Instead of playing hero, become another’s villain
Burn they’re holy books, beat they’re children
When they smile kill ‘em, in between they’re eyes
Shoot them, hear their families’ cries
Deny them basic shelter, food, and water
Raze villages, maim and slaughter
Is this the world you want me to live in?
No Christmas present, no Thanksgiving
No celebration, just war and agony
No justice, no peace, and no harmony
It’s hard to be, swollen with hate, arteries
Clogged, cholesterol, stroke, hardly speak
I don’t want to hate another to be your friend
As long as I have the love of God in the end
In the words of Malcolm X
“We need more light about each other
Light creates Understanding
Understanding creates Love
Love creates Patience
And Patience creates Unity”
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