Politicians saying there isn’t systematic racism in America is like having a knee on my throat while stating I have rights—America is a system with racism in it, to continue to dismiss this problem is to be complicit in its cruelty.
When an oppressor dictates
how the oppressed can and should protest
it is apparent equality or freedom does not exist
This is the oppressor’s proverbial knee
pressed firmly upon the throat of the people
And any who supports oppression is an oppressor
Wind laden with love and pain
Breathing should be an inalienable right to all; it—breath—should not be pleaded for, nor withheld as a means to demonstrate power over another.
…doubt is our greatest weakness, fear our greatest obstructor, intolerance our greatest enemy; all of these prevent the ascension to greatness.
our greatest freedom rest is in our ability to expressively create in response to our reality through poem, prayer, portrait, and all that gives us the potential to release that which rest in the silence of our soul…
…even fools can give a wise lesson, and the wise are often fools full of themselves in missing the lesson. And the poet a prophet whose poems go unobserved in fear of what they may be—a call to truth.
Until you dare to be innovative in art you are merely emulating what exist, not creating; art is meant to be new, challenging and revolutionary in nature.
If your dream is to be a poet, then also include isolation and rejection. Even one who dreams of being a lover must first except loneliness and heartbreak. Being a poet is to be a lover.
if you must pretend, give it your best effort for perhaps it is who you may become, like the caterpillar who pretends to fly…besides, are we not all actors on this stage of reality, whatever that may be.