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i tread light
by Mitzi Kay Jackson
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
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Inspired by comments and a poem by Emeka Nwogu, "Sing Me A Song"
(not the song though :D) and also by a book recieved yesterday from my mother titled: Engaging the Powers, discerment and Resistance in a World of Domination
by Walter Wink


“tread light…..
(As super nova zoom by)
join in flight, who told you heavens in the sky?
twist your wrist and watch the waters fly
their wealth isn’t your, shaint partake from a piece of their pie”

words falls upon my lips
full like a Nubian queen
giving birth
thus sights unseen
by the human eye
richness is already inside of me
see i am naked by nature
i roam the halls where seen
‘a sleep of Prisoners dream
not knowing the Godliness acquired
behind stone walls
for there’s ‘no bars to Manhood
only freedom
often times I must keep in mind
Matt. 5:38-42
Often times my mind becomes blind
(shit) dirty
cause crazy bald heads get rowdy
behind red tape drawn lines
that want the world to believe…. “it’s a dog eat dog world nigga”
“assuming the name of Peacemaker while empting pockets for war”
i fall upon dirt floors
Isaiah 41:29
have you felt them?
swirl my wrist for the price of peace is deep
and my education comes from the backs
Of those who just didn’t know
no better
so my facts aren’t facts…..just a matter of
butt-cheeks flappin
(so why ain’t they laughin’?)

(‘blow ill winds blow away, skies are all so grey round my neighborhood
blow ill winds blow away let me rest today; your blowing means no good
and that’s no~~~oh good)

my wails (as you say) drop off anguish
in soil rich as night
growin’ strength are you worried?

my wails (as you say) sprout roots
Of imaginations
of truth are you worried?

my wails (as you say) break chains
Offering celebration of those
millions upon souls that told are you worried?

my wails (as you say) are light
not for you Behold the Underlying Truth
if your soul protests, should I sense you’re worried?

A-ya A~~~~~~~~~~~!!!!!
my soul sang………cause i know Peace
true Peace “is at least as liable to bring
disgrace and prison and death in its wake”………….

So i tread light
Cause that’s how my spirit
Told me to roll………….

*You have heard that it was said, "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth". But I say to you, do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you.
Matt. 5:38-42

*No, they are all a delusion;
their works are nothing;
their images are empty wind.
Isaiah 41:29

*Daniel Berrigan
No Bars to Manhood

*Christopher Fry
A Sleep of Prisoners


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/2/2005
You may "tread lightly" but there is no denying the power behind your words, Mitzi. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Nicole Lasher 4/2/2005
Deep and well written poem. I respect its sentiment, even though I'm more of a stomper. ;-)
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 3/15/2005
Another great work from you have such a knack for writing in so many genres
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/11/2005

Girl, you are quickly becoming one of my favorites--BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/10/2005
That's how to roll, lady.

my wails (as you say) are light
not for you Behold the Underlying Truth
if your soul protests, should I sense you’re worried?

Now this is so true! Loved the whole poem, Mitzi.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/10/2005
Wonderful write as ever from you...BHUWAN!!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/9/2005
Keep that inner peace Mitzi and write that outer truth! Well done, as always!


Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 3/9/2005
Great piece Mitzi
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/9/2005
Not much into the Bible Mitz, but I like your twist of the wrist.

Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 3/9/2005
Now THIS is how it's done.
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 3/9/2005
This has great rhythm, I can see it as performance art, it just slides into each line with a beat, and the intensity of the words make it very powerful. Good job!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/9/2005
Awesome piece Mitzi!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Emeka Nwogu 3/9/2005
My soul sang because I know peace,
Not peace that emanate from the outside,
but from within.
Thank you for this write. I am blessed by it.

Emeka Nwogu
Reviewed by George Jackson 3/9/2005
Such a gifted poet you are, Mitzi. Truly enjoyed this.
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 3/9/2005
Powerful and thought provoking. A lot of wisdom and sense in what you are saying too.

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/9/2005
Awesome write Mitzi...
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon 3/9/2005
Awesome write! I loved those references to the bible to illustrate your meaning. Incredible! ;) Silver
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/9/2005
Excellent write here Mitzi and then what to do when one runs out of cheeks. Reminds me of what did he die for?
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 3/9/2005
Excellent writing. This piece overflows with your unique talent.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/9/2005
"They are a delusion, their works are nothing
their images are empty wind"
Powerful piece!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/9/2005
my wails (as you say) break chains

I truly believe that they do, Mitzi; and may they continue to do so.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/9/2005
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/9/2005
You have a waty of "treading lightly" as you punch us in the nose, Mitzi. The Ghandi-like passiveness of this poem is juxtaposed with seething rage and a feeling of helplessness of things done wrong in the past. So, I read this "i tread lightly" in a much different light than will a lot of readers, I imagine. I concur with your seething rage. I know that it can, and is, beneficial to the well-being of your soul. Very good stuff.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/9/2005

So i tread light
Cause that’s how my spirit
Told me to roll………….

There has never been any words ever spoken more powerful than those.

Great work Mitzi!

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