Impregnated by the disenfranchised dreams of ancestor forcefully drugged from kingdoms
Teetering back in forth in labors pains wondering when the gestation will cease and bring forth freedom
Sick and tired of being told to forget about the stretch marks of yesteryears as if all of it can be...
When you speak of a statistic... KNOW that WE are the redefinition
We are the demonstration of recycled royalty reflected
We are the presentation of the resilience of the slave's seeds
We are the dream and hope of forefathers buried toiling for freedom
We are the showcase of the conductors of...
My intellect cannot be defined or confined to a few meager lines
Or captured in snapshots of the vernacular articulated in passing
For as I matriculate between cultural dimensions and indentations
I assimilate into the setting, plot, mood and tone of the scene
Not as a chameleon dying...
I see both sides of the proverbial coin on this issue. For I refused to believe we can be marginalized to footnotes. Yet just as I wear my blackness daily, I believe it's not for our rememberance that black history month is celebrated. It is for others to take note. I love Poetry that...
I awaken wrapped securely in your arms
Feeling content to be safe from harm
Blessed to be loved for simply being me
Satisfied to allows things to just be
Yet even as I settle into your reassurance
My mental trys to form plan b insurance
The devil on my left whispers "what about the bad days"...
Entering what is deemed as equitable didactic place
I the instructor begin to scan the array of student faces
Looking back at me are immigrants and refugees
Students who speak at least two languages or three
Student who have no place designated to lay their head
Students catching buses to work...
You are not too proud to beg
But you can't unfry the egg
Nor unspill the milk cup
So it's time to suck it up
Get out the stinking pigsty
And learn to again soar & fly
Never meant to be rock bottom
Time to disengage from Sodom
Shake the filth from your coat
Get their foot off your throat...