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the face of revolution

revolution has a face
with curly black hair
and piercing brown eyes
so deep
that the pupil is almost      invisible
like the urban walked upon
and miserable
revolutions nose is sharp
with flaring nostrils
flaring in anger and
with full lips that
a tongue flicks       in anticipation
of true emancipation
spouting furious words at
the lie of race relations
carrying the voice of a rebel

the revolutions face
has brown skin!

the revolutions face
has brown skin!

the revolutions face
has brown skin!

      bathed in sweat
holding a beautiful mind
unwilling to forget





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  1. Date: 11/17/2009 1:46:00 PM
    Absolutely love it! and you said you're not intelligent ? Great write! love Simone

  1. Date: 7/12/2009 2:41:00 PM
    me too and I'm a white woman! Hear me roar! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/1/2009 2:15:00 PM
    Hell yea brother you a star just like me, niggas is working for the Government, you might think is crazy but i know who she is...

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 5:37:00 PM
    I can see where your energy comes from, I even remember you quoted the revolution in one of your comments. The imagery is very palpable. It reminds me a lot of Ellison's Invisible Man, besides the obvious reason it's also the way your subject shows his anger, or fury would be more accurate. If the subject is you, which I have to assume it is, then I do see you, but I don't share the color of your skin so I feel limited in my sight. I hope that's ok. This was very moving for me Brian. -Yoni

  1. Date: 4/24/2009 6:38:00 PM
    Brian, what a strong voice that will not be ignored, good for you friend, there will always be those ignorant people out there who judge and ridicule someone because of race, so sad it is that we can't just love and accept eachother for what we are. This a very beautiful and moving piece, very effective for the repetition of one verse.

  1. Date: 4/24/2009 6:13:00 PM
    Brian, your voice joins many here at the soup who freely express their poetic opinions! me included! good work! love the stanza-repeat method!!! jmg ....if time, see my poem...freedom cries

  1. Date: 4/24/2009 4:54:00 PM
    What a powerful poem, Brian! Race relations in the US are always glossed over. Even now when we have an African-American president, there are still those who judge us be the color of our skin. (Here in N. FL, a black senator was refused service in a local bar. Caused quite a commotion.) Wish we could just see what is inside of people. God should be our only judge.