1619 to 2014
four-hundred and five years tell the story of
of young black and white protests in 170 cities today.
Racism is really about race
and not about repetitive antagonist
posing as lions and tigers and bears
So tell the Arawak Native American
and the rest of Red People Nation
that each and every
the choirs are
means justify our ends (?).
The spirit and letter of law
as long as the scenarios show up for hereditary principle
and the right zip codes.
History says, some American kids do read the Bill of Rights,
The Federalist Paper No. #51
Some kids did jumped off their beds
and flew for seconds
as Superman and Spiderman
Some viewed annual tv documentaries
of hangings, fire hoses,
murders and King-sized dreams,
literary giants telling of dreams-deferred
looking-up at personal and
scholar/practitioner practices of
like h’orderves in their own houses.
But our national history of the nation
a John Brown,
the 50’s-70’s civil rights movement
Atty. William Kunsler
Atty. Thurgood Marshall.
There were 1980’s kids on campus’s at Ivy league schools
divest from Apartheid in South Africa
and Mandela was made president in ‘88.
in 2014… the power of
Fannie Lou Hamer was evoked
and young people who write,
read and think
“enuf” and they be
“tired of being sick and tired”
and of listening to
the rhetoric and the disengenuine.
Tired of seeing fangs and contempt
that [they] can
a mirror for.
Tired of the biblical stick in our social eye,
and the patriotic hymns
that don’t include the kids
of the folks
that fought every war.
America has joined the world
since 2008 in reform
and has joined
the world in practical democratic turmoil.
The power of silence…
The power to “die-in”,
The power to ‘shut it down”
in the third century
crossing the color-line a live
in America ‘our beautiful’
about racism and
confronting the word
that needs to make
“disingenuine” a double-standard
a foster-child of the truth with trends
that threaten to wreck our souls
and global purpose.
Young organized marches
confronting obvious contempt
for everything black from president
to people. We brush our teeth
with it each morning on radio and tv.
We shoot at anomie and democratic game theories
at our ourselves
in teenage games and play.
Many kids will play outside with toys until
the find out it’s not a game
construct at all.
Were are our fathers?
The kids of
America More Beautiful
must have had them… to
show resistance in peaceful and powerful
the arteries of cities
and show contempt for an ugliness
that has become macabre
as every atrocity is negate able,
more ‘status quo’