Recent Reviews for Carolyn Baxter
James Brown The one and Only (Short Story) - 4/12/2007 7:07:01 PM|
i have to read a poem for my speech class
this may be the one
it got rythm but doesnt rhyme
but makes sense
Filipe Luciano Usta Be Cool (Article) - 3/11/2007 6:35:41 AM
You write well of the past history of the N word, and many wish to take the credit for the creation of this word and it's followed phrases, yet it is a phrase caught up in the market of many cultures, since the crossing of slavery into the many regions of North and South America. The unfortunate reality is that there are two sides of thought encased within this N word, one from the derogatory and discriminate form and the other from the culture wishing to diffuse it's use and terminology. Nice work on bringing the many viewpoints into one article Carolyn and you bring up a good case and response.
Bullets In My CornFlakes (Poetry) - 8/25/2011 10:52:58 PM
Like the sound of this... Just the title got me hooked in... and the story behind why you've penned the words... thanks for sharing...
Tightrope of Angels (Poetry) - 7/28/2007 6:30:38 AM
How unfortunate that a society has become a river of lost children...the reality of life seems to be one that many find nothing more than sorrow and death, sadly we have all become a cycle of continuos repetition.
Your work brings out many emotions and thoughts of this reality, there is nothing left to cure but the soul which in turn will change the hearts of humanity...
White Girl Please ! (Poetry) - 7/28/2007 2:15:36 AM
Kudos to you for this one! So true, too. Out here where I live, I see it happening both ways. White girls trying to act Black. and Black girls trying to act White, and their kids don't know what to be while the whole KKK world is laughing at them. I don't see everybody wanting to be Black, nor wanting to be White. What I do see is a whole lot of people who do not know how to be Themselves. And, of course, a whole lot of snotty-nosed kids with lousy hair jobs.
White Girl Please ! (Poetry) - 7/27/2007 8:57:40 PM
Interesting reversal of the prospective of, the violation of the "Nappy Headed Ho's" syndrome.
I applaud you.
Tightrope of Angels (Poetry) - 7/27/2007 6:34:51 PM
I liked this. I could really feel the drums from the street. The Tears, the pain of the generations.
Gil Scott is Not Gone (Poetry) - 6/22/2007 6:07:18 AM
Aint no such thing as a superman - but he's always good on my headphones - enjoyed your poem very much - thanks for the read, Nicky x
A Debt Owed (Poetry) - 6/8/2007 8:08:10 AM
Well penned. Thank you for sharing this piece with us.
A Debt Owed (Poetry) - 5/5/2007 8:34:10 PM
A Debt Owed (Poetry) - 5/4/2007 10:35:11 PM
This tragedy can only be prevented if we "Let Evil Lose"
I wrote this in the only way I know to retaliate...
Check it out...it takes another angle that I hope could help...
Love and Peace~
War in The Land of the White Hot Sun (Poetry) - 3/24/2007 7:52:15 PM
The trajedies of war place the sad emotions once one is back from foreign soil, and then the real war begins, the one where tears and pain are shed through families as they must accept and struggle with the same trajedies of their own....
A nice work filled with the emotions of loss...
Kenny No Gun (Poetry) - 3/14/2007 4:16:04 AM
I mentioned to one of our DEN members last night....no, we are still not free.
Kenny No Gun (Poetry) - 3/14/2007 1:49:58 AM
This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase,"Public Servant." What ever happened to the, "To protect and serve part of their oath." To some it's just an easier way to accomplish their vendetta. I pray that peace and justice prevail in our streets and the only way I see that happening is by keeping the piece from falling into the wrong hands.
Death is Never Late (Poetry) - 3/12/2007 10:45:08 PM
Sistah get this on mp3! blessin's
Is all Forgivin (Poetry) - 2/26/2007 6:44:50 PM
Many of this young generation do not understand and or know very little of the past. They don't educate themselves of the twenty or more years back and the information of the Black slavery of old. Is it any wonder with all the distractions of life and the mighty dollar....
nice work on this subject through your poetry.....Art Sun...
Death is Never Late (Poetry) - 2/26/2007 3:37:41 PM
Hmmm, The real America?
Is all Forgivin (Poetry) - 2/26/2007 2:07:54 PM
i can understand what you are saying. i see it all the time and just listen and learn. thanks.
Is all Forgivin (Poetry) - 2/26/2007 9:45:06 AM
i would not be presumptious enough to pretend to know what is involved here but you write it well enough that i feel the pain
Death is Never Late (Poetry) - 2/23/2007 4:58:17 PM
The harsh reality of society and the upbringing of youth that does not have a future set within the life of today...it is so sad to see and knoe that many will not grow past their teens...a sad reality and one you have expressed well within this poetic display...
nice work.....Art Sun...
No 50 Can Live up to The Real 50 Cent (Poetry) - 2/1/2007 7:48:26 AM
This in itself sounds like a banging rap song and you tell the story so naturally, keeping us captivated with your words. Very well-done. Your pen flows with inspiration.
Poem for Sean bell killed by Police (Poetry) - 2/1/2007 7:44:17 AM
Carolyn, this is powerful and real. You say it with a punch. Thanks for sharing.
DOC (Poetry) - 1/23/2007 2:48:16 AM
loved the metaphors and the getting dark before the journey
this was filling and sad and lovely all in one/at the same time
DOC (Poetry) - 1/22/2007 4:38:17 PM
This makes me want to cry it is so sad.An excellent but sad poem very well done!
DOC (Poetry) - 1/20/2007 7:58:34 AM
Tribute and poetry are almost like walking hand in hand, and your thoughts express this as you display the path of life and the entrance into the next walk, that door of Light that many understand, very well expressed and deep written emotion here Carolyn...
nice work.....Art Sun...
But for a Cause (Poetry) - 1/5/2007 10:16:47 AM
got to break the cycle
and we can relay on no-one but our fathers
our brothers our men
thank you for sharing this
But for a Cause (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 9:14:34 PM
One only has to view within the daily news of CNN or the print of paper news, to find the same repetition of a cycle that continues today...it even is within the poetic articles of today, the feel of Hate is all around us and this is not just the confines of Our country of Freedom...it crosses the globe and crosses color...a mind embedded with hate is one that is lost within the Real World...
nice work on this expression through poetry...
love and peace, Art Sun...
But for a Cause (Poetry) - 1/3/2007 2:46:34 PM
But for a Cause (Poetry) - 1/3/2007 12:36:18 PM
Interesting pen filled with the troubles haunting youths. Well done from their perspective.
But for a Cause (Poetry) - 1/3/2007 11:34:07 AM
"But for a Cause"
Strong and quite the interesting write Carolyn.
Wishing you the best this year in all your endeavors.
Cheers and take care,
From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm
James Brown Never Another Godfather of S.O.U.L (Poetry) - 12/30/2006 5:29:11 PM
A great write and tribute to a man that brought forth the generation of so many Soul singers and Artists of the 60's up through the New Millenium...nothing can replace the sounds that are and will be embedded within our minds, hearts and souls. I can recall myself as a Hispanic kid, teenager finding the Saturday night parties and dancing to some of the most invigorating music I had ever heard, even though I knew of black and white, hispanic, mexican discrimination, I really didn't, when it came to listening and dancing, it was ALL about the Singer, and the Music, and the time of the moment... when the Dancing started ...you didn't want it to stop...your tribute is an Honorable piece through poetry in Honor of a ....Man.....a man of ......Soul...
love and peace,
Second Tongue (Poetry) - 12/21/2006 3:59:13 PM
Nice work on this subject of thought through poetic expression, you definitely got the rhythm and flow and I am sure it comes from the experiences of......life...
nicely written and thought out piece
enjoyed this read of your thoughts.....Art Sun...
War creates Parallel Creatures (Poetry) - 12/17/2006 8:29:08 PM
Powerfull thoughts...the view of war is filled within your poetic expression on how it takes away the reality and replaces it with ....nothing....
extremely well written....
War creates Parallel Creatures (Poetry) - 12/17/2006 6:37:03 PM
Possibly the ugliest deaths that occur during wars is not the death of bodies but the death of souls such as that in WAR CREATES PARALLEL CREATURES. Powerful poem.
War creates Parallel Creatures (Poetry) - 12/17/2006 5:30:20 PM
A story well-told. The wars can change a person's outlook in life. Many suffer the consequences even years after, or for their whole life. Yes, wars does change a person.
Sandie May Angel :o(
War creates Parallel Creatures (Poetry) - 12/17/2006 3:25:39 PM
The razor blade of war cuts deep. Quite a story.
Everybody wanna be Black (Poetry) - 12/13/2006 8:28:24 AM
"er'body wanna be a nigga" (like Paul Mooney say)
yes it is in fashion don't you know...the N-word isn't the start and isn't going to be the end...LOVED the way you expressed it here
glam it up till reality hits
Awesome writing Big Smiles!!!
Everybody wanna be Black (Poetry) - 12/11/2006 9:25:50 AM
no thank you...i've run into enough problems just being crazy and white.
Everybody wanna be Black (Poetry) - 12/10/2006 10:10:59 PM
"Everybody wanna be Black"
Carolyn wonderfully expressive narrative and poetic rendering.
I must return and continue to read you, quite intriguing indeed!
Thank you for sharing your style,
From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm
Everybody wanna be Black (Poetry) - 12/10/2006 8:26:06 PM
Your views of the realities of ...life...and the combined thoughts and or words on rap...drugs...gangs...and of course the philosophy behind the N word are very well stated and written within this display of poetic expression...nice work on bringing this subject to the fore front...
Poem for Sean bell killed by Police (Poetry) - 12/4/2006 7:44:52 AM
Bell was one of my co-worker's godchild ... here, in nyc, everyone is highly aware of the 50 shots that were pumped into the car ... two others were wounded, one with 11 bullets in him ... it's a very tense situation between the police and the community he lived in, as well as the entire city ... this tragic event is not uncommon in nyc ...
excellent poem ... much needed ...
Poem for Sean bell killed by Police (Poetry) - 12/4/2006 3:23:24 AM
My heart goes out to this man's family and his fiancee -- how do tragedies like this happen ... Excellent descriptive poem, Carolyn.
Poem for Sean bell killed by Police (Poetry) - 12/3/2006 9:29:05 PM
Oh...but some do...This touched my heart in more ways than one...for the chaos amid colors seems like such a waste, and for those of them that breed predudice, only hurt the world even more...if we let them.
I wrote three different writes that come to mind, "Let Evil Lose,"Me, You, Us, Them, I and Thee" and "White Duck, Black Ducks...if you get a chance, you can see that there are many that will hear the cry of a Black child, or any child for that matter. My heart goes out to this family and the mother of Sean's children...hopefully they will be the ones to find a reason, a purpose and a drive to continue a life toward peace among all, despite the evil that tore their father away!
God Blesses you!
Love and Peace~
Poem for Sean bell killed by Police (Poetry) - 12/3/2006 9:25:07 PM
Carolyn--thank you much for this. So little words that mean so much. You are very talented. This piece was deep, but straight to the point. Jim
Pretty Peter (Poetry) - 12/1/2006 4:12:43 AM
It's so easy to not see, to ignore this side of life. "It doesn't touch me, so it doesn't exist," seems to be the motto of most of our lives. How sad are the lives of the unfortunate Peters, et al. You've done a fine job with a very touchy subject -- I'm glad someone made Peter's life stand out and mean something, if only to warn others to be careful.
Poem for Michael Richards (Poetry) - 11/30/2006 2:04:56 PM
this is outstanding in all aspects
it is full and raw and so real!!!
sneaky racism is like the new black
think their being pc
it will come to the light
enjoyed this much
like mooney say saying nigga keeps my teeth white
locks gone now but i'm starting over
Poem for Michael Richards (Poetry) - 11/28/2006 1:52:15 PM
"Racism is sneaky…Deadly."
Very true, Carolyn. It's best for people to come out and deal with their racist thinking than to try and hide it. If you really hold others in disdain, it will eventually come out anyway. I do believe if someone honestly wants to change their racist attitudes they can, but pretending you don't have them when you know that's the way you think only spells trouble for everyone who comes in contact with you.
I don't mind a sincere apology, but America has people apologizing left and right and most times it's only for the camera or they're afraid they're going to lose some financial endorsement or something. If they'd face themselves and their racism in the first place, they wouldn't end up in positions where they're "forced to" apologize.
You've got some choice words here. Very passionate write! ~~Nordette
We dont need no Old Poets (Poetry) - 11/24/2006 12:34:06 PM
I prefer Kukris instead of glocks quite frankly.
You make a point that some will accept and some won't. And there are always factions of every generation that rail against the older, more established generations.
In my generation it was power rock and long hair and experimentation with substance and we railed against the establishment with great fervor. I can assure you that I grew out of it. Sadly though, in my experience, the generation that wants desperately to be heard often alienates the older generation, and the older generation brands them in broad-band stereotypes.
The biggest problem, the way I see it in this world, is that people do NOT know how to communicate anymore.
A good rant!
Poem For OJ (Poetry) - 11/22/2006 4:29:57 PM
There are so many lines that I love in this I don't know where to start! You do know how to evoke an emotion! Thanks! It was a wonderful ride!
Big L Harlems Finest (Poetry) - 8/26/2006 10:00:23 AM
A moving tribute to a dynamic and memorable talent.
No 50 Can Live up to The Real 50 Cent (Poetry) - 8/26/2006 9:59:43 AM
Thank you for this strong and insightful write on the true-to-life scenarios that give birth to the art we call Hip Hop. Enjoyed reading this very much.
Who Killed Dr. Huey P. Newton (Poetry) - 8/5/2006 11:49:46 AM
Collectively we bear the shame
for poor and blacks who suffer pain
the civil war is not yet ended
its waves wash forth
on those descended
from that time
to our own
still the underclass will groan
struggling through their lives alone.
Easy E (Poetry) - 7/21/2006 5:12:06 AM
The Original 50 Cent (Poetry) - 7/15/2006 3:02:39 PM
Sounds like turf war..
I could be arrested for saying Nigger...
But your bio is correct..America was our alcatraz along with Oz...
The last line really brings home the perceived truth, the denied truth and the hidden truth..
SPEAK LOUD, SPEAK PROUD!
Leave Warriors Home (Poetry) - 7/13/2006 6:38:38 AM
Outstanding piece Carolyn, your imagery portray's the power of this write quiet superbly.
Leave Warriors Home (Poetry) - 7/11/2006 7:42:50 PM
You are a splendid writer.
Leave Warriors Home (Poetry) - 7/10/2006 5:15:25 PM
Love this piece especially IV. I bow to your younger excellent pen. <Mikii>
Leave Warriors Home (Poetry) - 7/9/2006 2:42:45 AM
Top notch excellent and powerful words,strong,very very good.
You might like my poem The Blue Wattle it is about the subject
too,culture being stolen causing much sorrow.The last verse of this awesome poem that you wrote touched me deeply -it said so much to me.
Keep on with this,more needs to be written on this subject.
Best wishes always to you.
Platinum Dreams Lead Reality's for slim shady/Proof (Poetry) - 7/6/2006 10:45:39 PM
Never too late.
cynth'ya lewis reed
Jam Master Jay (Poetry) - 7/6/2006 10:44:50 PM
This needs to be on a CD/DVD. There's much energy in this and much truth.
blessin's Sis Carolyn,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Bullets In My CornFlakes (Poetry) - 7/6/2006 10:42:39 PM
Simply spectacular. And too true of our government, wishing us to rot in the ugly as opposed to resurrecting beauty.
cynth'ya lewis reed
The Photographer (Poetry) - 7/6/2006 10:28:06 PM
Ditto on Elizabeth. . . this could be a one woman reading/presentation on stage. (hint hint!)
cynth'ya lewis reed
The Photographer (Poetry) - 7/6/2006 8:19:07 PM
"Wow!" I read that twice and will read again I am sure.
You have power in your words...good work.
Jam Master Jay (Poetry) - 6/9/2006 12:35:21 AM
a world of rhythyms
on the turntables
he mapped this
washing the heads
of the sinner
like he was JOHN the boom-BAP-tist
mixing up the samples
what others didn't use
becoming to those like me
a bad ass in leather muse
but what's hip hop now?
nothing worth to mention
been packaged and sold
like our ancestors
subject to a corporate lynchin'.
what i'm trying to say is, i really thought this was excellent. i'm glad he's not been forgotten.
peace and blessings, alex