August 5, 2008

Common's Father on Being

Be. Be here. Be there. Be that. Be this.
Be grateful for life. Be grateful to life.
Be gleeful everyday for being the best swimmer among 500,000
Be-nign. Be you. Be mom's mean pie. Be little black Sambo with bad hair.
Be aware of what a lynch is. Be. Be boundless energy
Be a four star ghetto general.

Be no one except I.

Be food for thought to the growing mind. Be the author of your own horoscope.
Be invited. Be long-living. Be forgiving. Be not forgetful.
Be a proud run, only to return to fight another day.
Be peaceful if possible, but justice in ways (?).
Be high when you low. Be on time but know when to go.
Be cautious of the road to college, taking a detour through Vietnam or the Middle East.
Be able to find Afro-American man; search thoroughly it may be close to the black man
Be amended 5/5ths. Be amended 5/5ths human.
Be the owner of more land than is set aside for wild life.
Be cupid to world government.
Be found among the truth, lost tribe.
Be at full strength when walking through the valley.
Be a brilliant soul, sparkling in the galaxy while walking on Earth.
Be loved by God as much as God loved Gandhi and Martin Luther King.
Be that last one of 144,000. Be the resident of that twelfth house.
Be eternal.
- "It's Your World / Pop's Reprise," by Common

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