The start of a new poem!!
Everybody stop! Do u hear that ticking? A bomb explodes, now everybody on the ground. Cry now, mourn now while u still have the tears. Cry for the fallen, the dead, the slaughtered, the distressed, the displaced, the dissonance…the separation of life and body. Feel now while u still have the shivers in ur back. Allow them to run up ur spine n tickle ur vertebrae. Traveling in a still conscious body that’s warm with blood. Have the feeling ooze out of ur ears n drip to ur shoulders down down the rabbit hole.
All my life I had to fight and I’ll be damned if I go in the dirt knowing that I cldve done more to save myself. More to fight, more to live!
Ur New Left Wing president is asking that all persons report to their nearest City Council office and shake em up. I am declaring myself the leader of everyone whos not an extremist propagator with a short set of skills looking to overthrow a nation’s Democratic order with the fate of the world hanging on their every word. I cant have it. Not in my backyard. No presidential candidate is willing to be a Martyr for each n every one of us. Not for Amadou, Eric Garner or Sandra. Not for Trayvon, Akai Gurly or Malala. And not even for the cops that were shot on Myrtle and Marcy.
We protect ourselves right here in little ol Brooklyn. Running down thieves, tracking reckless hit n run drivers, and catching those idiots playing the Knock Out game. We even held the borough down during the blackouts and blizzards that closed us out from the rest of the tri state area.
So whats our future leaders saying….lets build a wall. Nope too Qin Shi Huang. The man who started the Great Wall of China with forced labor. Lets register all Muslims n close down mosques. No, too Hitler. The man who wanted to recognize Jews in order to kill them. Lets defund Planned Parenthood too ridiculous, everybody uses their services to keep unplanned parenthood at a minimum. Ban gays from marrying and abortions from happening no matter the circumstance, damn Rubio too Republican. But Bernie says free college and hes a monster! Damn i must be the Devil.
I need lives behind me, people who live, love n laugh often. People who know what its like to bury a loved one. I need the lives of those who wana live. Come with me.
I’m raising my hand because I don’t understand. Please teacher I have a question.
You know whatever I have to say will tear away the fabric that you try to mask over our eyes.
You don’t want to call on me I know
but everyone else is silent.
Everyone else is waiting for your instruction, hopelessly.
Wishing, hoping you’ll just give them the answer and feed them whatever version of the truth you can muster up!
I see through this ohhhh I see through this.
With a college education I am armed with knowledge so I can stand up for myself.
I know for one that I have the freedom of speech and can assemble anywhere to converse with like minded people.
So Teach, if you don’t call on me its cool cuz I can start a club after school.
We have a right to protect ourselves people.
And we should do so by arming ourselves with information.
Build a militia around knowing our rights and protecting our youth.
Don’t allow them to be seized for stupid stuff.
Search their book bags and their memories.
Redirect them from being a statistic.
Don’t give the cops “probable cause”, we’re too smart for that.
And they like to issue warrants so be aware.
Don’t relish in jeopardizing your freedom because you feel as though someone is infringing on your God given right of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
No let’s get to the bottom of it Brooklyn.
Let’s hold our heads high cuz we say no to cruel and unusual punishment.
No to excessive Bails and fines
And all my right are coming with me even if they weren’t all listed here.
Because I am me and I stand firm for all of us.
I wish to seek as much art out of Brooklyn as possible. And there’s so much here that even the Brooklyn Museum opens its doors for free every first Saturday of the month.
When the weekend comes, I’m sure everyone wants to just go to a happening club and party all night. But museums and open mics appeal to me more.
I enjoy being slapped with culture and overwhelmed with international deities. Learning about different histories intrigues me and that is why I’m releasing my poem entitled, A Ride.
When I read it’s like a ride, a roller coaster ride
That’s better with a friend but I’m my own best guide
I like to see the world. The past, present and future
It’s like learning about my mom, and all the moms before her
I can travel across the land, see beauty far away
To a time where Amber Rose earrings were in play
Take me there museum! I wana go there today
Give me something to remember when I’m old and grey
Art can be conceived in many ways, hell it’s always in our faces!!! And when I read about a possible museum being erected in Brooklyn based around African art, I jumped for joy. More influence is needed from the African culture, I believe, in Brooklyn.
Maybe having an institution like this right in town, can bring our community back to its roots.
Eric Edwards has been a collector for the past 44 years, and feels as though his life mission is to show off all these wonderful pieces of history. Mr Edwards keeps his 1,600 piece collection in his Brooklyn home along with antique clocks and baseball cards.
With such tight space, the vast collection of artifacts need a new home which is why Mr. Edwards is proposing to erect a museum in his hometown. He has started a KickStarter campaign to help fund his endeavors. The goal is to raise $35,000 and debut The Cultural Museum of African Art by the end of the year, in Bed-Stuy. The entire collection is estimated at a whopping $10 Million.
If the museum development goes as planned it will also house space for studio rentals, student programs, and will also offer free DNA testing for people seeking to trace their ancestry.
“Councilmember Robert Cornegy has suggested 375 Stuyvesant Avenue—a Renaissance Revival mansion on the corner of Decatur Street in Bed-Stuy—as a possible home for the future museum”, states the Gothamist. Im in high anticipation!!
If you would like to Donate to the cause then go to the KickStarter page
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