The city is alive with life. Blacks grin in the sun through the hot winds and rains happiness grows unique in hells fire but there is relief, relief to smile, relief to laugh, to scream, embrace our space. THIS IS OUR CITY!!! And we don’t own, but who cares we give the city color, we … Continue reading To embrace our space…
Not easy to break something broken A city cursed with the plague of blood-Lust, Hunger-pains, and Raging-fires No-gains Momma-tears Gang-signs Steel-toys Chevy bubbles and dick boys ...Normality... Ordinary pains 98.6 degrees burns the evidence to ash so you never ever.....ever....ever know what really happened here Nobody from the outside really knows Lil babies born and … Continue reading Slaughter of the Innocents (A Chicago minute)
Mama's eye runs tears Mama's soul moves fearlessly In the face of fear
Acirema em barely alive in a post holocaust haze Post holocaust African Aushwitz, Alabama Bombs over Birmingham Schindler set up shop in Chicago and steam billows to the heavens (hallelujah!) while steel cools amidst the smoldering souls And in high places!!!! Ah yes, those distant high places… smoldering still, we eagerly await a benevolent cool hand reaching from … Continue reading Acirema em…..(post holocaust)
Babies born below Embrace the world as it comes Be ye slow to judge
I knew I had it bad Whirlwind out of my heart Felt the love Lost the love… I missed the days Lost in tomorrow With someone else Lost the love… I looked everywhere Never to find I can’t explain Fortunately You
The worst thing about prison, when you’re forced to stay. To wake up inside, and the fear goes away. The worst thing about prison, when you’re forced to submit. It kills you inside, and you never forget.
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)