Incarceration Nation

Comrade Jonathan Jackson (2022)

By Kevin “Rashid” Johnson

Comrade Jonathan Jackson

Our communist Black son

Your name be still ringing

Your praises we still singing

Took courage in hand

And ran wild

Across the history


Took on the capitalist system

Dared to resist them

With righteous rage

And the vision

Of a guerrilla tactician

A weapon forged

By his brother George

Had a revolutionary plan

And assault rifle in hand

On that fateful day

Took judge jury and D.A.

All the way

With demands to free

Three Black men

On a staged trial

This Black man child

17 years old

Defying what we been told

About futile resistance


In the tradition of

The rebel slave

Demanding freedom

For his people

Or the grave

He put it all on the line

It was terrible but fine

Gave his life in a hail of bullets

To counter the bullshit

Of plenty people talking

But few people walking

That “by any means necessary”

Road to freedom

But know

We gone meet him

In the worldwind

Where the ancestors been

Shining down

On us since way back when

So we never forget

Know we never regret

The example he set

His name still be ringing

His praises we still be singing

Our communist Black son

Jonathan Jackson

Write to Kevin “Rashid” Johnson:

Kevin Johnson #1007485

Sussex 1 State Prison

24414 Musselwhite Drive

Waverly, VA 23891

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