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ShirleyHallPoet · 7M ago

REVERIE - I THOUGHT

I thought we’d like the same musicread the same bookssee the same moviesI was wrongI thought short of meritour lives would dance freelyin our own clumsy way we’d see ourselves in one another...
ShirleyHallPoet · 7M ago

BORN INTO SLAVERY-ROOTED IN LOVE

BORN INTO SLAVERY – ROOTED IN LOVEWe are the ancestors of the historical horrorsbirthed into arms of a chattel societyborn amidst slave blocksfields of cotton and tobaccodispensed into theat...
ShirleyHallPoet · 7M ago

28 Days

28 DAYS I need a year to be blacklinguistics of typecasting get it just rightpigeonholed in a bucketcagy stereotypesI need a year to be blackdeprived of a homein a white neighborhoodshunned ...
ShirleyHallPoet · 7M ago

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

In 1929 a child was bornin a small backward townon a cold windy morn.the son of a man of God so swornto spread good tidings and hopes freeborn.This boy child grew in statue and mindand devel...
ShirleyHallPoet · 7M ago

THE PLEDGE

THE PLEDGEI pledge allegiance to the nation that was,To my forefather's plan for a democratic ride.To "We the People", to "Fourscore and Seven"To the liberty bell's underground.And to the vi...
ShirleyHallPoet · 7M ago

IN 2001 SHE DIED

IN 2001 SHE DIEDIn 2001 she diedit was winterI have always loved winterI got a new black dressIn 2001 we buried herI did the programthe eulogythe poemthe coffinthe suit for buryingjewelry, u...
ShirleyHallPoet · 7M ago

BORN INTO SLAVERY – ROUTED IN LOVE

BORN INTO SLAVERY – ROUTED IN LOVEWe are the ancestors of the historical horrorsbirthed into arms of a chattel societyborn amidst slave blocksfields of cotton and tobaccodelivered into waiti...
ShirleyHallPoet · 7M ago

28 DAYS

28 DAYSI need a year to be blacklinguistics of typecastingget it just rightpigeonholed in a bucketcagy stereotypesI need a year to be blackdeprived of a homein a white neighborhoodshunnedin ...
ShirleyHallPoet · 7M ago

OCCUPY TULSA – PROTECTING THE DREAM

OCCUPY TULSA – PROTECTING THE DREAMHis dream is our democratic awakeningThrough peaceful demonstration we celebrate the manInspired by his principles and teachingsIn the spirit of his dream ...
ShirleyHallPoet · 7M ago

THE PLEDGE

THE PLEDGEI pledge allegiance to the nation that was,To my forefather's plan for a democratic ride.To "We the People", to "Fourscore and Seven"To the liberty bell's underground.And to the v...