Sometimes I close my eyes And dream of a story. I can see the story so clearly in my mind It’s right there.   Everytime I open a book There lies someone else’s dream. Their words paint images so clearly in my mind It’s right there.   But many...

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...
  I took a deep breath of fresh knowledge The universe expanded wide open Now I’m moving on up, going to college Breathing in the fresh air that knowledge provided Wisdom and understanding gave birth to new life Eternal journey where knowledge is rife I took...

Just Another Set Up

My frustration is tangible and I laugh, I laugh due to the utter unfairness. You don’t qualify, says the staff. You’re not eligible. They show me the composite number that tells me I’m not even smart enough To be in their presence.   My eyes roll because...

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...

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...
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...
I felt a change in the air. Anytime I woke up with a twist in my stomach, a change was definitely coming. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But definitely soon. Would the birds come flying at great speeds today as...
When you go to the High Museum’s website and travel to the current exhibitions page, the first piece of art you see is “Four Years out of a Death Row Sentence” by Amy Elkins. When the “Creative Approaches to...

Dismal Courtier

Dismal Courtier His light is not the brightest But his title is heavy. And unknown.   His state is weak And dreadfully mysterious. Not knowing if he’ll go good or bad.   In consequence, he’s avoided. Dismissed and looked over. Even targeted if seen as a threat. An outcast.   Accordingly, he gets...

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