BLM

Black is the color of my skin~

the difference

between you and me

Live life without fear my dream~

the difference

between you and me

Matter as a human being~

the difference

between you and me

~~~~~

Willing too accept change

Have love for our diversity

Indifference no longer acceptable

Together we can grow strong

Embrace ‘n respect our differences

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Poem by Leslé Honoré *

The lights are out at the white house

Made with enslaved hands

The lights are out at the white house

Pillar of stolen land

The lights are out at the white house

Because we have been at war

Battlefields soaked with our blood

Enemy from within our shores

The lights are out at the white house

A thousand points of oppression

Millions scream We Can’t Breathe

white supremacy the constant lesson

The lights are out at the white house

We elected a bigoted whore

While hope crumbles

The coward hid in bunker floors

The lights are out at the white house

democracy in darkness

Every time we filled it

With righteousness

It was met with rage

When it was most brilliant

When it’s legacy was change

america answered with a

Fascist clown

So the lights are out at the white house now

justice is in a perpetual sleep

fists reach toward the sky in defiance

Power is the Rhythm of the Protesters’

Marching feet

The lights are out at the white house now

Like the church isn’t pews or steeples

america isn’t the white house

It is an Uprising People

© Leslé Honoré 6/9/2020

*Note: Being from Chicago I became aquatinted with Leslé through a mutual friend (who would share Leslé‘s poetry on Facebook). I sent her a friend request explaining we had a mutual friend and was an admirer of her poetry. Leslé‘s poetry speaks for people of color, it has strength , it has pride, it has pain and it all digs deep into the heart. In time I found her to be a wonderful strong woman of color, who stands up for and serves her community as well. I admire her as a poet, now I admire as well for the beautiful human being she is. The link is to her website if you wish to read more of her poetry.

https://www.leslehonore.com/bio

Please do not reblog this without permission, she is a noted published copyrighted poet.

As always 🌎 ✌🏻 ❤️ we need it in today’s world more than ever.

Malcolm X’s – Police brutality is nothing new, it’s time for systematic change.

Silence (tanka)*

emotional blues~

cries within wanting release~

struggles inside self~

battles daily twofold war~

harmony a fleeting thing

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*Note: Many fight depression, anxiety and bipolar conditions just to name a few on a daily bases. Mental health is a major issue for many on a good day, however with the Covid-19 quarantine it is even harder for some to deal with it. Even those without issues are finding it difficult to be isolated. If you know someone who might be struggling reach out, you don’t need to give advise, just let them know they aren’t alone. This video connected for me with my poem. 🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

PS. If you’re wondering I unplugged this week, I’ll catch up with all of you and your posts, I’ll be looking forward to reading, listening and seeing what you all are up to. Much love to all my fellow bloggers. 🙏🏼🦋🌹

https://amanpan.com/2020/05/11/eugis-weekly-prompt-harmony-may-11-2020/

Hosanna *

into Jerusalem

He rode

His followers

in tow

palms sway

in hands,

tossed

at his feet

their significance

cannot be denied

goodness,

steadfast

victory

proclaiming

Him

their

only

hope

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*Note: The word hosanna (Latin osanna, Greek ὡσαννά, hōsanná) is from Hebrew הושיעה־נא, הושיעה נא hôšîʿâ-nā and related to Aramaic אושענא (ʾōshaʿnā) meaning “save, rescue, savior”. In the Hebrew Bible it is used only in verses such as “help” or “save, I pray” (Psalms 118:25).

Religion like politics is considered taboo in group conversation. We may all have different ways of who (the One has many names) and how we worship. However the common denominator is to respect, help and love one another. Even if you aren’t a believer, I would hope that these three things are something you practice.

We lost Bill Withers this week, this song is one of my favorites he sang. It carries an inspirational message, we can reach out to one another, no matter where we live on this planet that we share.

Always 🌎✌🏻💜

In a Song *

there is

A song

that makes you want to sing

A song

that brings back comfort

A song

that makes you feel at ease

A song

that brings back memories

A song

that makes you weep

A song

that brings you joy

Each song

has an

instrumental

mental

meaning

for us

ALL

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*Note: I’m sharing a few examples, hope you can relate. Feel free to share one of yours in the comments, I’d love to hear from you all. Always 🌎✌🏻💙

Be safe, take care.

Tumultuous Love*

a scene from Bright Star

his

penned couplets

written

bound in desire

needing

her

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*Note: In celebration of National Poetry Month. John Keats a life and love short lived. His poem Bright Star a favorite of mine.

If you’ve never seen the movie by the same title, I recommend it. The photo and above link feature a piece of the sound track. Enjoy! 🌎✌🏻💙🦋