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21st century Hoodoo man

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21st century Hoodoo man

( to the novelist Arthur Flowers)

Ripened dreadlocks twisted of hope & filth
Ancient crevices trickle through brims of his glasses 
While his callused hands hold mystery & misery,
Any eye could see he’s a man of power
A man who believes,
Awakening the sleeper
Protecting the weak
& guiding the strong,
For his pen stands mighty as blades 
Fighting injustice & questioning authority
Advocating individuality even if it strays from social normality,
He teaches to embrace the storm 
& seek thrill in finding your way out,
He knows the world has run its course
He sees the shatter skies
And seeks waters of an arid earth
Yet hope fills his eye & fuels his pen
He believes that we all still believe
We can change the world


(for christorpher Higgins "get your rebel on" contest)

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  1. Date: 6/13/2009 7:56:00 AM
    Good use of imagery for a creative view. Congratulations on being one of the winners in Chris's contest. Enjoy your honor. Keep on writing! Have a wonderful weekend. Karen

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 6:45:00 PM
    Congratulations. Strong powerful words of tribute.

  1. Date: 6/11/2009 4:20:00 PM
    Congrats James on your excellent win in Christopher's contest! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 6/11/2009 7:28:00 AM
    WE can!!!! Good luck in the contest. Vince

  1. Date: 5/30/2009 10:09:00 AM
    Thanks for the support.