My inspiration is you, for all the days of rain when I patiently waited for sun. Or when the last resort was to pack up and run, afraid to say it then… But my inspiration is you. My inspiration was you when bars were my walls, and tears were my rest, the world on … Continue reading My Inspiration
I can see it in his youthful eyes a vacant stare, a violent glare An air of ignorance and fear He’s embracing the lowest rung afraid to climb higher he can’t express what he feels at least not with words so he speaks with stares, glares, and fist his limited vocabulary binds his wrist … Continue reading Prison Observations (Young Black Male 9/24/04)
You love the impossible even with cups empty joy forsaken arms outstretched abandoned all for a love painted invisible with time...
Coldest city winds blow fierce fires burn cold we all know Sweet home Chicago
Behave stay in place Showing teeth to save the face Gracious wars we win
Colored Negro Refugee... Colored Negro Refugee Our nation tis inside of thee Holocaust lives alive and free Many means come death to me Harsh the word that dee-fine me Colored Negro Refugee Slave for you and never free Colored Negro Refugee African you rape from me Implant your hate for Black in me We work … Continue reading Colored, Negro, Refugee
This unbelievable journey of mine has taken me to places I should never forget. Wood lined winding roads lead to tents covered by Georgia sun, all glowing, anxious with my government gun. A youth with virgin eyes and ears, open to the breeze of other negro losses, closed to the legacy of my own brown … Continue reading This unbelievable journey of mine (2003)
She’s so beautiful, so young, so misunderstood. So into things. She shakes her inheritance for fear of want. Suffering for more suffering never knowing her own beauty… She’s never been told, never knew love, and was never taught. So she dances to escape, and spends her inheritance on fleeting things, till there’s nothing left to … Continue reading She Dances