Color Blind

Originally posted March 2019 I can’t hate you, for if I do I’d have to hate me I’m color blind for only through God’s love can I see I am a man of color they say; yet my family is of mixed race I have grandchildren that have blue eyes like you They share your…

Daddy I’ll Dance

Originally posted November 2018 Daddy dance with me, hold my hands and twirl me ’round Daddy dance with me, let me stand on your shoes so my feet don’t touch the ground Daddy dance with me, please just one more song Daddy dance with me, I don’t want to dance this dance alone Daddy can…

Mama’s Child

Originally posted April 2018 While I was an infant with an innocent smile, crying kept you up at night I was still mama’s child When I started school you said you were proud, when I played football you stood in the crowd Time past and many things changed; from school to the block is where…

Excuse Me Sir

I apologize for interrupting your life. There are important subjects I must, as a man, bring to your attention. This nation has been in a downward spiral for years. Understanding that we may have completely different views concerning the past, the present and the future of where we as a nation are headed, I am…

Declaration of Redemption

Originally posted March 2019 I find these truths to be self-evident. A child cannot continuously make the decisions a man would without creating chaotic consequences. This does not excuse the actions or the ignorance, yet confirms my explanations of the reasons for those actions. I seek not atonement from any sin I was guilty of.…

The Elephant Named Cycle

Originally posted July 2018 No one speaks loudly anymore of the continuous death tolls, the poor educational systems, the conditions of our ghettos. The number of males who have been bred to grace the walls of penitentiaries around this country has been ignored. We step in the monstrous feces that plague our culture, ignore the…

Flash

Originally posted September 2018 Hardship was the inheritance of my people. I come from a clan of warriors, where struggle and tribe is all that I know. With primitive weapons I fight to protect and provide for my people. . .Flash. .. In shackles, chained to my brothers, I cross the big waters, leaving the…

Essence of Ignorance

Originally posted January 2019 The essence of ignorance is dense It worsens when with stupidity we compliment Our failure to achieve starts with blaming society It stops when with our own actions we claim responsibility This is not that hard to swallow Motivation and a leader I sought to follow I searched high and low…

Tomorrow

My tragedies are worth pained remembrance Chaotic situations that hold resemblance To miniature versions of old battle fields Persistent oppositions that refuse to yield Emotions expressed in the deadliest of ways Loneliness is absolute with the brighter days Casualties are countless being victims of the wrath Time is constantly accounted for, how long will it…