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Premium Member Custody of 2020 Eyes
Monks and nuns,
ascetics and miscellaneous humble proletariat folks,
were taught custody of the eyes,
to show respect for those older
and/or wiser
and/or more supremely royal,
and/or in other positions of merited or inherited authority,
to avoid appearing too curious
too available
too...

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Categories: african american, games, gender, health, poverty, psychological, racism, slavery,
Form: Political Verse



Premium Member Wisdom's Marching Council
I know you invited the Brothers to side-line along,
but only if we are here to listen;
Don't speak.

Yet I may have credential for qualifying voice.
For I, like some of you,
know what it means to develop cooperative,
too...

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Categories: african american, deep, health, poverty, race, wisdom, women,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Superior Courts of Ecological Justice
What evidence do we have that businesses receive financial as well as other nutritionally healthy benefits, 
by co-investing cooperatively within health-developing community cultures?

What are financially healthy benefits for cultural communities 
both internal to corporate identity,...

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Categories: african american, culture, earth, health, humor, judgement, political, race,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Family Therapy
Feminist ecotherapists,
deeply immersed in permacultural eco-logic,
a systematic teleology of cooperative nutrition economics,
remain rarely flushed out from their camouflage.

A self-isolating,
often eremitic,
subspecies,
with shamanic nature-as-spirit tendencies,
our most articulate mentors often wander off
to pray for,
breathe and suffer and dance...

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Categories: african american, addiction, endurance, environment, health, judgement, political, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Red and Blue Estrangered Families
Dear Siblings Three,

I was reading a story
in which some siblings became estranged
after their parents died,
while others moved toward greater solidarity.

This is a variation on a diaspora story.
But, here growing physical distance
is seen more as a...

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Categories: african american, earth, faith, family, health, integrity, religion, usa,
Form: Political Verse



Premium Member A Museum Ap-art
I'd risen from my bed quite early, in the pale silent sunshine,
And I thought to have a day out, and not waste summer's prime.

The world still was sleeping, but the bluebirds sang a tune,
And blooms...

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Categories: african american, adventure, art, beauty, color, fantasy, imagery, summer,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Parting Instructions For My Oldest
You did not choose to be born,
much less Black Lives Really Should Equally Matter born
into this legacy,
your familial and civil Two-Connecticuts destiny.

I realize that,
And regret perhaps my own choices
in response to invitations for care-giving
and healthcare-receiving
were...

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Categories: african american, appreciation, caregiving, health, integrity, love, political, wisdom,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Lament of a Black Man
Who am I? Am I even human? What is my place in this world?
I am confused, sometimes I do not even feel like a human being.
Like a boat in a stormy sea, I aimlessly drift...

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Categories: black african american, death, discrimination, hate, power,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member CareGiving Stories
The Tyrant

Was born ginger
and learned WhiteRacist
from Dad
dead now about a year.

Possibly opioid addiction
but certainly something
in growing families
of yin-suppressed
self-medicating
LeftBrain too dominant
addictions
to chemical acclimations.

Dad left by death
Tyrant's also addicted
and chronically depressed mother
And his only white racist
twelve year...

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Categories: african american, bullying, caregiving, education, health, humor, parents, wisdom,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member My Thing Is
My thing is,
Yang dear,
EarthMother
is much RNA-green older
than mammalian red-DNA Yang.

Yes,
seniority breeds long-term nutritious merit,
I remember this history lesson
from your creation by fairy tale,
how WinWin Paradise YinYin
wonder invited Yang's Patriarchal CoPresence.

Well said,
dearest,
which is exactly why EarthMother
needed...

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Categories: african american, color, earth, health, history, humanity, integrity, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member L'Overture
L'Overture


Lest we forget
Words often mouthed
For the dead of bloody war
Forgot not those great ones
Whose battles were on the home front
Seeking only equality of voice

Ray Charles to you was a singer
Backwards and long ago he was...

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Categories: black african american, encouraging, freedom, french, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member POETIC PSYCHOANALYST
Plant the seeds you wish to reap.
I have planted my seed in the soil of my people.
I have no home, no earthly land,
I have no food sometimes, sometimes,
I must find the white spot in my...

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Categories: african american, america, analogy, confusion, hate, jealousy,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Family Health Assessment
I have watched my youngest son
while nurses give him baths
using diverse models of health optimization 
ranging from PositivEnergy Promotion,
restorative ego-eco
I-Thou therapies,
to lower, not too much NegativEnergy, concerns
for hygienic technology professional management,
anger and fear commercialized insurance...

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Categories: african american, earth, education, health, humor, muse, music, nature,
Form: Political Verse
A letter from ME
ME dear FATHER you already know,
But you need to be briefed,
On a tragedy I believe you must not know.
There’s a deadly dance with violence killing teens in America’s Black Communities.
Use to be, 
Good Christian mothers,...

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Categories: black african american, conflict, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
ILL KEEP BOTH COINS
There is more than one value of a Browned-Coin
and no matter how hard it may be to accept and appreciate their worth
I unlike you
have decided to keep both coins
Shiny and Darkened

Today 
I choose the Browned-Coin...

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© AC Benford  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: black african american, character, spoken word,
Form: Prose
Premium Member BLACK AND BLUE- -
 I am a Son of an African American
I run
my turmoils taints the history books
yet people give me evil looks
I run
I choose
Yet I am 
Black and blue, this is my physical hurt

Been given a name...

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Categories: analogy, anxiety, appreciation, black african american, bullying,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member What is my name my name is Child of God
Test many people are unaware this
 relishing the thought
 Many things have been purchased and bought
 what is a human a thing
 Unless my color is my being
Been birth and born
Shackled dragged and torn
Been a...

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Categories: african american, america, analogy, anxiety, assonance, discrimination,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member What is My Ethnic name and Who are the Namers
       I arose a proud African lineage from far Mid Northern, Southern, Western;
                ...

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Categories: africa, america, black african american, change, confusion,
Form: Ballad
Watts Is Burning
Poet: Ken Jordan
Poem: Watts Is Burning
Edited by: Sparkle Jordan
written: July/2014


Run children run!
Run sister run!
Run brother run!

Run for your guns

We ain't backing down
Not this time -

Run through
the
poisoned 
 black smoke,

that
permeates
through
Watts -

Run pass
the
looting,

Run down
the
land mine
streets,

Run pass
the house
that's 
no longer
your home -

Run...

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© Ken Jordan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anger, black african american,
Form: Light Verse
Watts Is Burning
Poet: Ken Jordan
Poem: Watts Is Burning
Edited by: Sparkle Jordan
written: July/2014


Run children run!
Run sister run!
Run brother run!

Run for your guns

We ain't backing down
Not this time -

Run through
the
poisoned 
 black smoke,

that
permeates
through
Watts -

Run pass
the
looting,

Run down
the
land mine
streets,

Run pass
the house
that's 
no longer
your home -

Run...

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© Ken Jordan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anger, black african american,
Form: Light Verse
RACE THE FINALS SPOKEN WORD
I wish to
Relay
To all of my people the importance of sticking together as a 
team

And that
Because we have run 
through the preliminary trials as selfish individual, goal seekers
we have barely made it to the finals,...

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© AC Benford  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: africa, black african american, change, courage, freedom,
Form: Rhyme
Shakurspeare
They say I write magic 
like I was granted a wish from the genie in Aladdin
An stole Kazaam boom box an secret patent Latin verses from canibus
While using cannibus as incense listening to BOB Marley...

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Categories: black african american, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member PART 2 - Earthbound Angels Made of Stone - An Epic
Those evil thorns of bitterness
That couldn't bear to see
This child so loved and so adored
By their father
Captain Lee

Until one day in early May
When she went out to play
In  fields drenched in morning  dew
Above...

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Categories: abuse, angel, baby, black african american, death,
Form: Epic
COMS
C.O.M.S

Colors
Black, brown

Something that has been an issue since the beginning of time

Colors unite 
Colors causes actions out of spite
Colors are all different shades
Colors has been one of the leading causes of death for decades

See i...

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Categories: anger, black african american, color, deep, growth,
Form: Rhyme
Reflection Mindset
I I’m constantly rehearsing 
On my versing 
Never sliding or swerving
My Rhymes play
Like a wordsmith
I’m Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult
Remembering to stay humble
And claim my guilt and my fault
The Wisest Man once said what’s...

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© James West  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bible, black african american, god, growth,
Form: Free verse