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They Never Knew
by Naraine (Norman) Datt
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From times immemorial we hear this
As they embrace you with a big kiss
If only I knew what was going on
I would never have let them won
The Germans said the same thing which was no news
As death trains pulled up with another load of Jews
Ready for the dirty concentration camps
As the wretched Jews so cold with cramps
Thought they were going for a shower
But death gas came down making them cower

The whites said the same thing about apartheid
But they turned their sly faces and went to hide
However, some of the culprits, hawks later became doves 
They testified they were ordered by those in white gloves
But faced with the truth and reconciliation commission
Some cried and begged for forgiveness and compassion
They never knew and cried so very hard
What was going on in their own backyard
But they discussed it at their backyard picnics
And really had their laughs and their kicks

Many of the whites did the same with segregation
Maintained defiance, stood by and took no action
Preventing the blacks from using their water fountain
Aided by the Ku Klux Klan to-date leaving a nasty stain
Their white toilets or sitting upfront in the bus
Going to your own black school was a real fuss
They’re protecting others on every mother’s soil
Always their hidden agenda is grabbing all the oil
Today signs of it prop up now and again in real animosity
Racial hatred is deeply embedded in the American psyche.

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October 07, 2020
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