When I was twelve, I shoplifted a pairOf basketball shoes. We could not affordThem otherwise. But when I tied them on,I found that I couldn’t hit a shot. When the ball clanked off the...

It Hurts to be Woke

The Light struck the eye just right. What a blessing. Continued on to the pineal gland and created a vision. At least that’s what I thought it was. But it was a realization. An unveiling of hidden Truths. Hidden from me and You. Powers exercised daily...
“Isabella Marin.” The auditorium became quiet, and the chamber in my chest began to tighten. The tension - only I felt it, but it was there nonetheless. Samantha probably felt it, too. She was my best friend and knew exactly...

Choice And Will

Choice and Will We have ‘a’ freedom But no independence.   A freedom to a choice To do what thou wilt ... And a freedom to do What is required of Us.   Of course, the gaiety of doing What one wilts builds nothing. Just rides the inclining wave of...

On The Wheels

The day was full of youth, The weather crisp; The breeze swift. The busy airs pulling my hairs In series of rises and falls. The day was full of youth, I sat muttering as each car zoomed off. First, the flat faced Sienna screeched, Then the Mercedes...
Freedom of speech and peaceful protesting Peaceful protesting and freedom of speech Colin Kaepernick and Muhammad Ali Fighting for justice and taking a knee Just expressing my American right to assembly When I find myself handcuffed, locked, chained Locked for the very thing I sought...

Era of Expression

  Pen and padding. Planning. Your life to some ultimate goal.   Let the ink sink into the paper. Never fading into the stigmas Of environment or former conditions. No distractions Of implied thoughts from main sources That feed the world that we live in.   Not even the parent has...

You Must Love It

A so-called “Religion”. An internal gift. One, of your own essence.   Just asking application By those, through supplication From a rostrum or other platform. Or in time, from The Book (Quran).   “Come to Allah (God).” “Come to Prayer.” “Come to Islam.”   Forming a solid foundation On Five Pillars.   Faith. Prayer. Charity. Fasting. Pilgrimage to Mecca.   None...

Proper Understanding

Have we been properly educated? For who and what purpose? Degree in one hand; application in the next. Is it worthless? Have we discovered Ourselves?   To what does the average high school curriculum serve? Uprooting so many traditions into (or under) one umbrella. Its proper name...

First Lady

  A Woman of God, she's a Mother of the Faithful Modest and humble, she is very graceful First Lady of the Nation of Islam, she is elegant She's a mother to us all, helping the growth and development Of the youth, giving us...

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