Here in Terrell County

by Dr. Ridgely A. Muímin Muhammad

 

This is the way we milk our cows,

This is the way we slaughter sows,

This is the way we make them bow

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we fleece our sheep,

This is the way we cut our meat,

This is the way we learn to eat

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we cut our grass,

This is the way we collect our trash,

This is the way we kick that ass,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we harvest wheat,

This is the way we sweep our streets,

This is the way we learn to cheat,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we scrape our roads,

This is the way we carry loads,

This is the way freedom is sold,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we cull our herds,

This is the way we make jailbirds,

This is the way theyíre never heard,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we plow our fields,

This is the way we pay our bills,

This is the way D.A.ís cut deals,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we plant cocaine,

This is the way we pass the blame,

This is the way we make chain gangs,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we tell our lies,

This is the way our mothers cry,

This is the way their sons all die,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is what we hang on trees,

This is the way we break them knees,

This is the way we make them bleed,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we fill our jails,

This is the way we take up bail,

This is the way we give them hell,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we rape the land,

This is the way we castrate man,

This is the way we hide our hands,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we break the rules,

This is the way we teach our schools,

This is the way we whoop them fools,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way our countyís run,

This is the way we have our fun,

This is why we carry guns,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we steal their votes,

This is the way we choke their hope,

This is the way we treat Black folk,

Here in Terrell County.

 

This is the way we devils live,

Justice here we never give,

This is the way, well it just is,

Here in Terrell County.

Copyright (c) 2001 Ridgely Muímin

For news stories about Terrell County see:  Railroad to Jail in Terrell County Georgia , Railroad to Jail Part II and Terror in Terrell County

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