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B is for beautiful L is for Loveable A is for Acceptable C is for Courageous K is for Knowable B is for beautiful For being bold To be boisterous when needed
-Inspired by James Baldwin’s “Another Country” In the Other Country- we each try to mold the other, unsurprised – though unfulfilled – when we break And punish each other as the wicked
In honor of the month that is hushed on school speakers Torn out of the history books Dumbed down with empty proclamations of peace And ignored like white privilege in a country club
Dear Colored People, Colored or not! We are people and should be treated as so. Colored or not! I still have to take on the many challenges that come within a day.
From cotton fields To bloody spills. From metal chains To metal clangs. We still can’t escape Discrimination. Started out with “My color, Is better than yours.”
Shortest month of the year They give to remember Thou diminished by the Fourteen days reserved For your one Valentine
I am a Egyptian queen
LOOK at me. STARE at me. PIERCE with your judging eyes
[1/09/09] All great leaders, But can only be history for me. I want to praise them, But for what my eyes can not see. For they spoke only the truth and the justice of those who could not seek.
I take my coffee black, but was that ever a bad thing? Bringing back to Martin Luther King preaching about letting freedom ring. The joyful choir sings let the 20th century voices be head
The world is full of people Sane And crazy. We are the sane Us Who established justice Across the land And gave peace and equality. We are the sane Us