Haiku

For The Artists

Promise does beckon
Echoing potential’s call
Create to respond
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Where Ever You Need Me To Be

How far should we go
How close would you like to be
I am here with you
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Destiny

Be guided by light
Be brilliant in the darkness
There you will find you
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SHINE THE LIGHT

We Must Remain Here
Among the Dust and Chaos
It is What Stars Do
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I AM BEGGING YOU AMERICA

Stop America
Stop Killing Our Black People
Unarmed in these streets
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Gun Violence in The USA

It is easier
Easier to kill than vote
In America
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So Let’s Be Justice

Yes there is hatred
Above us and below us
Yet we are just us
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Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Felt the sun today
Awakened with a whisper
I am here she said
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‘Til My Feet Ache

If there is a grave
A grave that I would dance on
It’s hypocrisy’s
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Death of American Democracy

We wallowed in fear
Afraid to swim in the deep
So we let her drown
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For The One And Too Many Killed

I put my hands up
For some reason I can’t breathe
Black America
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Black Man #1

Watch memories fade
Pass ghettos in the rear view
Another killed
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No Matter Where

Joy may bring you tears
Your fears may bring you courage
But you must bring you
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Of The Innocents

They want to belong
Not just to add, but enhance
Like dew on roses
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Death and Redundancy

I do not fear death
I fear a fearful living
Afraid of dying
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Believe in Anything

Having half the faith
While expecting all the joys
Is to live in hell
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Ode to the Troubadours

To be the holder
The one to embrace it all
Love’s song and her call
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An Empty Exchange

There can be no trust
When innocence is taken
Where apathy gives
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A Necessary Duh

The you that is you
Is not the first or the last
Just be you, here now
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How to Have a conversation

Stop the rhetoric
Cancel the hyperbole
Kill all the cliches
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Break Fast Champion

I woke up today
Refusing to milk my past
Time for orange juice
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I Wish I Had A Title For This One

Doubt spreads incessant
Coursing through the veins of hope
Clogging future’s heart
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These Days

Show her courtesy
For courage needs company
And has been lonely
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Baseball As Metaphor

Destiny cries foul
Do not always try to bunt
Swing for the fence
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For John Lennon

Imagination
One could never have too much
Could you imagine
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Are You

We could pass judgement
We could all give opinions
Or we could listen
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Always

Yes we are beings
Human beings, and much more
Human’s becoming
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Clearly Now

There is a stillness
A calm and quiet standing
Faith’s resolution
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Measure For Measure

Depth is relative
You can drown from a spoonful
Be it hate or love
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To One Another

In many cases
Roots never see the blossom
Yet they keep giving
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The Longest Lay Over

Politicians soar
Gliding in those platitudes
While substance is grounded
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Palm Read

These hands will hold grace
These hands are forever yours
These hands know we will
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Sunday Morning

There is but one way
To be an ego free mind
Get off your dumb ass!
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……Lest Ye Be Judged

Those sanctified souls
Wait for the day of judgement
Passing it often
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I can’t believe I’m saying this

These Republicans
Often make me scratch my head
Too bad Nixon’s dead.”
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In Order To Resist

Position Yourself
Challenge All exploitation
Manifest justice
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Mystic Says

Spend time with yourself
To know yourself, love yourself
Or keep on wanting
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Into the Future

Destiny prevails
When we prefer history
Over nostalgia
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The Minus is Plus

Sometimes is naked
Bare like winter, and as cold
Sometimes, plays the role
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Speak

The prose of belief
Is in the poetry of truth
Spoken by courage
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A Joyful Noise

I hear youth laughing
Children outside my window
Life, hope, joy, at play
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I Know A Few Things

Miles when I hear him
Picasso when I see him
Joy when Sandy Laughs
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An Early Springs

The Butterfly lands
On a burdened shoulder
The weight is lifted
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SOAR

Make no crutch of faith
Faith is wing material
And love it’s feathers
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A PIECE OF ME

Co-dependence left
Good riddance, thank You Good-bye
Wait stop who am I
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EVERY MORNING

Awaken our dreams
Teaching our realities
Never sleep on love
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TRUMPING

All is cold-blooded
All is capitalism
His America
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NOTHING ELSE TO DO

I was there trying
And I was there attempting
Now I’m here being
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TAKE FLIGHT #1

Before we forget
And after all of us fall
Let faith be your wings
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IN BETWEEN THE BEATS

There is a stillness
That rests in the kindest hearts
Good folks call it grace
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RED FACED AND SALIVA

Desperation stinks
Must be political air
Smells like Donald Trump
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SWING BATTER, SWING!

Destiny cries foul
When you always try to bunt
Swing for the fences
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KEEP FIGHTING

Surrender in Death
Never to domination
Or want death always
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SHINE THE LIGHT

We Must Remain Here
Among the Dust and Chaos
It is What Stars Do.
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TARGET NOIR

Black is a magnate
For particular bullets
Those of the fascists
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BIRTH LESSON 101

Hatred is poison
Lasting for generations
Teach your children well
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TAKE FLIGHT #2

When it is explained
All experience is lost
You must jump to fly
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OF COURSE YOU CAN

Make your miracle
Make it in places of hate
It just takes courage
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