Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sundays with Amiri

Sundays are days of somber sobriety ... with a brew and Amari Baraka:

Notes For a Speech

African blues
does not know me. Their steps, in sands
of their own
land. A country
in black & white, newspapers
blown down pavements
of the world. Does
not feel
what I am.


in the dream, an oblique
suckling of nerve, the wind
throws up sand, eyes
are something locked in
hate, of hate, of hate, to
walk abroad, they conduct
their deaths apart
from my own. Those
heads, I call
my "people."

(And who are they. People. To concern

myself, ugly man. Who
you, to concern
the white flat stomachs
of maidens, inside houses
dying. Black. Peeled moon
light on my fingers
move under
her clothes. Where
is her husband. Black
words throw up sand
to eyes, fingers of
their private dead. Whose
soul, eyes, in sand. My color
is not theirs. Lighter, white man
talk. They shy away. My own
dead souls, my, so called
people. Africa
is a foreign place. You are
as any other sad man here

- Amiri Baraka

1 comment:

  1. Sexiest & Hardest Ghetto Black Male Felon Bragging Rights 2007!

    celebrating the accomplishments of commercial nigz is cool but we need to start giving props to the real nigz like Savannah's 'Slavery Avenger' Michael Thorpe who was convicted of slaying privileged Jennifer Ross on Christmas eve 2005 in a botched purse jacking. Ross' forebearers owned slaves; and that is how they acquired their privileged status.

    knoxville's superthugs Lemaricus Davidson and Letalvis Cobbins are getting their recognition too! they are the ones who who are awaiting trial, right now, on the robbery,kidnapping, rape and murder charges of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. they trying to make these nigz look like savages; but it was that whyte girl who paid them to kill her boyfriend and then, under threat of turning them into the police, blackmailed them into sexually torturing her to death.

    little brother from Jena, Louisana, convicted of stomping that white boy who hung nooses from a tree, is the youngest brother to qualify to compete, this year.

    And, last week, Robert Ellis, the brother who popped that racial profiling cop, made the list.

    these brothers are celebrated b/c their crimes resemble social action protests against poverty rather than crime for any reason.

    its brothers like these who we need to champion ... some of them are us ....

    Sexiest & Hardest Ghetto Black Male Felon Bragging Rights 2007!


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