the last prayer…

this memorial day

ain’t never wondered
if
you were there
or
not
cuz’
i’ve been carrying
this
holy book
as
my shield
since
i was young
and
force fed
to believe
without
doubt
there
was
some higher
power
than man
as well as
purpose
for
my life
but
as
i’m saying
this final prayer
surrounded
by
the rotting flesh
of
innocent lives
i’m
just wondering
if
you’ve
ever
been
there

ideologues…

ideologues

belief is the foundation
of moral compromise
and to complicity 
to crimes against humanity

dropouts…

dropouts...

said to have
graduated
eighth grade
but still
just a dropout
oh
even when they
graduated high school
they were
mere dropouts
and
as for their
supposed
college degree
it too
left them
as
just dropouts
political figures
who’ve
dropped out
of
reality

 

 

african burial grounds…

african burial grounds

the truth’s been
paved over
a black layer
of lies
covers
the visible surface
while
the foundation
of
your existence
is hidden
beneath where you
stand today
your
firm footing
provided by
what you have
failed
to learn
and
understand
your crime
is one
of
ignorance
and
blind acceptance
for even
a mother lies
to
conceal crimes
of
passion
so
it should be
no surprise
that
a nation
seeks to bury
its
cardinal sins

 

 

ain’t nobody’s’ business..but…

ain't nobody's business..but...

now
not that it’s
my business
but
your business
is
all over town
honey
your whole life
is
on the street
for everyone
to share
and
i dare say
it seems quite
unfair
now i know
respectable folks
won’t ask
but
lord knows
i ain’t
respectable
so
even if you
do
mind
i’m gonna ask
and
you can be
assured
that
whatever
you say
is gonna be
broadcast
all
over town
by
night-time
so
consider your answer
quite
carefully
well
did you
or
did you not

i don’t care…

terrorist state

whether it be
in the streets
of
la
chicago
kiev
odessa
east jerusalem
nay pyi taw
hotan
or
hong kong
the common crime
is
premeditated murder

negligible difference…

negligible differenc copy

a broken down
old man
just
a bag
of
bones
but
he’s
the
intended result
of
systemic injustice
in
an apartheid
or
caste system society
a government society
with
or
without
the label
democracy
anyway
such labels
merely conceal
the oppressor’s
identity
behind
some flag draped
excuse
for
the oppression
in reality
the only thing
that matters
is
that in the end
of
the social processing
you end up with
a broken down
old man
just
a bag
of
bones
who’s preoccupied
with
survival
and
is unable
to do
anything else