ADISA MAINA OMAR, began his professional writing and publishing career in 1980, with the creation of his first literary work, entitled 60 to 80: Songs for the Black Struggle, which was published in 1981. This book, is a collection of lyrical poetry which Omar authored while living in Atlanta, Georgia, between 1979 & 1980. Also, while he was residing in Atlanta, Georgia, he became a co-founding member of the Southern Collective of African-American Writers. The author currently resides in Washington, DC.
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'60 to Tranzinfinity... Drop'n Jewelz for the Nu-Blahck Struggle!
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Published: April 2001
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WELCOME TO MINIMUM SECURITY (echo voice)
You were born in the ghetto In this land of free enterprise They got your mind dusted with a basic angel high
You were raised in hunger trapped in the belly of the Man But, you need to see got to see They got you in minimum security.
You are faced with ecological overkill--nuclear kills Kept in the urban desert without a skill Just a resource to be exploited misused and abused it's for real Well you need to see got to see They got you in minimum security.
Oh tell me brother that you are free, And did you tell me that they don't string us up on trees If you look around you'll know you ain't too free Just living on an air-conditioned plantation Known as minimum security.
Don't view your brother behind bars, or chain gangs in shame Just a reflection of your reality except you're tame Credit bills, rent bills and social ills, tie you to the rock But, you need to see got to see
They got you and me in minimum security.
' 1981, Adisa Maina Omar