|We are all unique and amazing. With this notion bouncing around inside me I offer to the world what I have to share. The words inside my head have reached to overflowing and in an attempt to keep from exploding I have taken to writing. What follows is the result of purging my mind. If you like what you see, SUBSCRIBE at the top of the page.|
controversyMay 1, 2015
We need to stop being black. Because when we stop being black they stop
being white. And when we stop being what divides us we can begin to
unite. When we unite we UNTIE the bonds that have held us separate for
so long. We stop giving the power to those we do not want to have the
power and we give the power to ourselves, Each other. This is not an
argument this is an agreement. We see things the same way. We know we
have been doing things the same way they have been done and we have been
expecting change. We are the change. We are the revolution. Let's untie
and unite We are brothers and sisters of mother earth and father time.
make it stop II / BaltimoreApr 28, 2015
I am a racist
I do not belong here.
I was born black in a white world.
who made this so?
and why have I accepted it?
why have we accepted it?
This world is full of color and yet we swallow
like the chemicals they manufacture to make us dependent on the chemicals they manufacture to combat the disease we have gotten from the chemicals they manufacture.
We swallow the idea that the other colors are meaningless.
We accept that to see the colors in the middle is extremist.
but only accepting the opposite ends of the spectrum is normal.
Those who speak of disparity are hushed
not by the ones who sell the rules but by those who listen.
I am a racist.
My children fight to figure out if they are white or black.
because each means something completely different.
one means they have to defend their history
one means they have no history
One choice or the other.
We have been sold and have bought what has been reduced for sale
that which we don’t want and don’t need.
What we know:
White or Black or Other, we bleed.
Each time we kill, a piece of us dies
The ones we hurt have families who hurt
We can not make sense of the senseless, so let’s stop trying.
I will stop being a racist.
Today I stop being Black.
I now am the color of my soul,
my color covers the spectrum of the rainbow.
I will see you as me
and within me I will know you.
My name is Bill a derivative of William.
That which I am, I will.
I will be you.
I will be love.
I will be light.
I will be.
make it stopApr 28, 2015
Okay, now it’s Baltimore, Another riot.
I can no longer stay quiet.
No I will not pick up my arms
to do some mother or father or someone’s child harm.
I have family in blue and now in battle gear.
We fight terrorist over there
and you rioters are my terrorists here.
When you feel you can’t be heard and the profanities you sling seem absurd,
You lash out with weapons not your words.
Although you may not get to see
You best believe the hate you cast
will most definitely be received.
It never goes where it needs
hate does not discriminate.
hate grows happy when someone, anyone bleeds.
My brothers, my sisters, my cousins decide
tomorrow or tomorrow’s tomorrow
will today’s actions bring you pride?
or shame? and cause you to hide
we need not be a tool
dancing to strings pulled by some fool.
Stop the stupidity, stop the anger, stop the hate, stop the rage
lay down your arms.
Let the scribes write the positive of today on the page.
GOD lives within us not far off above
Fill yourself with GOD, overflow with love.
Look across the lines see a mother, see a father, see a child, a son, a daughter, a grandfather, a grandmother
and know they have a name.
They will stop being rioters or cops when you do the same.
unlockApr 17, 2015
You hold the key to happiness. You hold the key to joy.
just holding the key will not start a car,
will not open a door,
will not unlock a lock.
We must partner our dreams, goals, and desires with the key to accomplish whatever it is we set out to accomplish.
We must take action.
Sometimes when you have the key but don't know where it fits you must ask for help. You may have to actually ask for some assistance.
You may have to humble yourself.
Yes, you may find the solution on your own, eventually.
But there is no need to postpone your happiness.
There is no need to postpone joy.
Use the keys that you were given at birth,
Use the keys you have picked up throughout life to unlock and share.
Because the more you give of hope, happiness, love and joy
the more you have to give.
And the more you give the more space you have to receive.
ProcessApr 16, 2015
When I write from my heart I am usually surprised when I read what I have written. The words capture the essence of what I am feeling or was feeling but are not what I would have chosen to write if I were thoughtfully crafting the work. I read the words and know they came from me. I can remember the process of the writing. Yet the words seem strange. I have spoken and written about my writing before. I feel when I am writing that I am transcribing words that are being spoken into my ear. My writing is artful listening, hopefully. I do not know who or what the speaker is. Is it me? Is it the muse? Is it Angels? Is it GOD? I do not need an answer. Frankly, I don’t want an answer. I just want to continue hearing. My goal is not to be a great writer. I seek to be a good listener and a good scribe.
her innocenceApr 14, 2015
I look you in the eye
not because you are the object of desire
it is not that you set my heart, my mind, my loin on fire
I nod to you
It is my bow
to the honor you are born with but may not know right now
it is not the curve of your hip
or the pucker of your lip that catches my eye
It is the Queen in you
the hope that one day you will be president
the hope that one day you will know your power
I look you in the eye and see a daughter, a sister, a mother, a grandmother
and hope you do not know their struggle
my hope that should you choose so in this life
you accomplish more than just wife
you turn from me and laugh
you think your underwire ignites my fire
that your hip makes my heart beat dip
I look you in the eye
and send to you via spiritual wifi
honor, courage, strength and love
for with this, the girl you are
will become the lady I see.