Are humans using politics and religion claiming to be so pure in their intent the biggest accusers? Blood of sacrifice is "Blue in The Vein; Red when contacting The Air."
have legions representing
sold off parcels
of our homeland
lot by lot?
do liars from both sides
reign with damnation
as the pen bears down &
executes the jot?
do red souls rise against
blue peaceful spirits, thus
condemn their speech to
wither, die & rot?
is approval rating lowest in the palace?
are the ones who tighten nooses in the gallows deaf of thought?
© 2008 cynth’ya lewis reed
all rights reserv’d
The following poem is not in honor of Black History Month, but honors the right to be respected for believing independently without name-calling, homo-phobia or hate-bashing.
If not for all colors of people and all beliefs there would be NO America.
Title: I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--
I, too, am America.
From The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, published by Knopf and Vintage Books. Copyright © 1994 by the Estate of Langston Hughes. All rights reserved.
Deferred Dreams--The Voice of African American Women's Poetry
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|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
Warmest Blessings and Love, Warrior Purple Lady Sweet Sheooxoo
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Oh my,so painful,great job...stay safe and well sweet lady...HUgss|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
This one powerfully, painfully penned ... words fail to express the sorrow I feel in these words ... and in my soul.
The last question, " are the ones who tighten nooses in the gallows deaf of thought?" particularly telling: yes, I believe they are. Doing what satisfies their pockets/greed/interests, they forget whom they serve. Shame.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(