Intertwined with the movement,
Liken me to a lightning rod, stationed
On this side of the cosmos, receptive to divine energies,
Power that would, in a second, fry the light bulb
Filament; your idea, left in a crisp
Assuming you’ll ever be better than me.
And when they say we don’t belong here,
I couldn’t agree more, Backstory richer than Mansa Musa
Melanated Kings and Queens,
Rich in body and mind, were not made to dwell here,
One by one, Extracting them from this world,
For this prison, is not our home.
Your approval to me, as useful as a bonfire on the sun
Just a small dust cloud I vacuum, repackage
And send back to you;
I’m polite that way.
Multi-faceted champion, diamond,
Swerving an exodus through landmines
The floodlights don’t blind us,
Rays serve as a reminder of our many sides;
Sides you try to hide, from the brain-washed
But it’s only a matter of time…
Watch this space.
– O.D ©2017
13 Replies to “Unapologetic.”
Great poem! Thanks for sharing!
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Thank you 🙂 Just checked it out, followed too.
Thank you! 😊
Dante…I love reading your work! Sorry a sista has been out for a bit. You never disappoint. Beautifully written.
I hope everything is okay on your end 🙂 And thank you!
All is well, just hectic. My computer died and put a cramp in my work. I also keep my granddaughter a couple of times a week, she and my youngest daughter are only 5 months apart. 2 1year old running around, lol.
It is unfortunate you computer went dead, I know the feeling, it is unbearable; hopefully you didn’t lose much of it. It’s so sweet how you are spending time with them, must be so much fun 🙂 ❤
It is. I enjoy it so much. I may not look 44, but after a day with these girls I feel old 🙂 I will be catching up on all the poems I’ve missed out on. I was able to post a couple the other day. Looking forward to reading more of your beautiful work.
I look forward to reading yours as well, powerful messages all around 🙂
Thank you! We can’t afford to keep silent. Silence is equal to the agreement of injustice.
Agreed! We continue to wake people up 🙂
Most excellent, watching the space of course ❤
❤ ❤ ❤ Racism gets to me