Bow & Arrow

by Zuri McWhorter

I weep for you

Like a willow sways in the breeze

I can’t control you

I should have never tried.

Tears roll down my face

Like hilly pastures, pollinate.

Color me in pain,

I should have never cried.

I will make time stop

if you call me to you

Pack my bags and walk straight to you

Include me in your prayer

Strip me of my layers

I don’t want to need you anymore.

 

Posted on June 7, 2015 .

Generational Exhaustion

by Christopher Sean

Once upon a time our culture was ripped away from us. . .

they took what we made Gold of and offered us the Brewster projects. . .

and the Jeffries. . .

framed as “High rises” aimed to keep us low. . .

and away because we weren’t “supposed” to be there in the first place. . .

Posted on May 13, 2015 .

Brightmo' Prince

by Brightmo' Prince

“They will never accept your black ass”

 

We’ve heard it, we’ve learned it

All they really want is

 

A quiet

Articulate,

Present but timid

Never saying more than what is needed

Nigga.

            I mean, “black man"

Posted on May 13, 2015 .

Between Black and Right

by James Kaymore

Since conception, we have been told, that our color is bad.

Been told lies of the things that has been done in the past.

Stripped of ourt heritage, robbed of creations,

blinded by inequities, strained in relations.

Like murder, and deceit, is colored in black.

While civilizations, were born on the`strength of our backs...

Posted on May 13, 2015 .

Pausing to Share

by James Kaymore

Blurried echoes, silenced by visions. In plain view for any that will listen.

Memories, I once had constantly forgetting. Misconcieved notions that I'm continually reminiscing. 

Feelings, that cant be touched void of real emotions. Reinacted in my daily life, burtsing with convulsions. 

Posted on May 13, 2015 .