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Free Minds

As my thoughts escape and illustrate stanzas through the
ink of my pen…
I can feel the chains being removed which held them within…
No longer am I confined by ignorance …
I am now intellectually vigilant, vividly envisioning all that’s depicted …
No matter how encrypted or scripted …
Gifted!

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Smile

By GD I was still a juvenile and convicted as a child Though sentenced as an adult But still I smile… I think about my reality and realize just how real it is Then I laugh…. I don’t laugh because it’s funny But because its “funny” how a young black man could So easily succumb…

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Platforms

By JK Platforms and I’m not talking about the shoes, I’m writing about the people speaking who don’t have a clue Platforms that were built on my L4 and L5, giving me chronic back pain from all the verbal jive Let’s expand on this privilege, the subject at hand, this platform of yours where you…

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1,000 Reasons

By DC To care, it’s 1,000 reasons. 1,000 ways to feel within the 4 seasons. To go on. To continue. To strive. Innumerable are the reasons to be alive. With the passing of the time, is a reason. With the countless dying, is a reason. 1,000 trees is a reason to breathe. 1,000 trees is…

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Dear Mom

By HW I have to bring it up, remember what you told me? You said, “Son go outside and play,” And when I got scraped up you said, “everything would be OK.” You told me life was like baseball, three strikes and I’m out. You told me drive slow, but you never said, don’t take…

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