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Kwame Alexander at Black INK #poetry

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At the speed of light,
Love travels
It all started with the smile of a flower,
Which was an answer to his wink to her,
Then a wind brought her scented thought, to him
Thus began a chain,
Animals, birds and words,
Soon became the links creating lilting tunes,... Stars at night chimed in,
Their magical words crafted by many hues of pulsating light, delighting them. ~K Balachandran

#midnight
#hopeandjoy
#magicalmoments
#poetry
#starsinthesky

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Forward. Onward. Upward. #poetry #maga #america #BlackLivesMatter #ProtectPOC #writing #writer #artforlife
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I won’t stop until they do, and even then... vigilance is the concept we forgot.
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Ok. Ok ok ok. Vigilance is something White people didn’t need to know about. That’s the awful #truth.
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We’ve been riding the Privilege Parade Float for so long that we barely know how to protect our own in anything close to the real world of a Person Of Color.
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When our whiteness stops putting us at the top of pile of applicants, when we suddenly get followed around the electronics shop, when we get questioned by authority over our character and right to live.... we really don’t know - as a generalization - how to deal with it.
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It’s an odd situation. We do deserve empathy, maybe a little compassion - we also kinda need Mrs. Murphy and her pumpjimson flying at us.
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I know I’m adopting words gifted to me here. I know. - we were never taught to step right, be correct, and respect proper like we should know.
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A friend of mine @issahiighlife helped me work through my word issues with understanding privilege.
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We are coddled as fuck. Even when my life is absolute hell, even when I am at my worst as a person and letting my darkness shine out... I don’t get shot, I get talked to - not talked at.
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Any American city I could walk into any store at 3am torn clothes and dripping blood from a car accident and likely be met with immediate kindness and concern. That’s wonderful. I’ve always known that.
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What’s not wonderful, that I’ve known to be true for too long? Good chance if I was a #BlackMan with this shaved head and bulky frame stumbling in hurt and bleeding... more likely I’d be tackled, ziptied, tasered, beaten, and knelt on so I couldn’t breathe. Then the police would get called before the paramedics. .
Tell me I’m substantively wrong. Please someone tell me I’m wrong....
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Yeah. I know. If you did you’d be a liar. Just like those who think #equality is actually here. .
Thanks for reading if you made it this far. I appreciate your time. Truly. .

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I didn't think I would be a moderator for a conference in Green Bay, or a speaker, but I was and will be a speaker again this year.
Sometimes you move along a path with a predetermined idea but please understand that it can be a winding road. Your job is to figure out if what you're offered lines up with your brand and if you can bring any value to it. If so then GO AHEAD!! #actorslife #performance #poet #poetry #music #monologue #bobbydrakeinc #director #creative #artists #model #photographer #rapper #singer #dancer #coder #actor #agency #producer #architect #wisconsin #atlanta #chicago #losangeles #nyc #milwaukee #london #tokyo #entrepreneur

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As Autumn Falls, And Summer Flees, I Miss The Ease Of The Summer Breeze, the liveliness of the summer trees with plush greenery from the summer leaves, that prepare to die and lie under trees. Whether you fly in the sky, or dive under seas, Know there’s an eye in the sky, and thats why summer leaves. So we cant wait for spring, for spring is summer’s Eve. -MJ #Summer’sEve #summer #autumn #fall #spring #winter #poetry

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Otoño
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Me encantas con tus colores de desencantos
y de tristezas y con tus hojas tan amarillas
que el viento arrastra por donde quiera
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Eres el cielo de la renuncia, como la rueda
que va soltando lo que no sirve, lo que se olvida,
lo que se deja.
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Cuando tú llegas las aves sienten el viento frio,
la nieve cerca; flores marchitas, cielos opacos
van enmarcando tu gran belleza
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Eres renuncia. El viento aúlla entre las ramas
que se atrincheran, como la vida cuando oponemos
nuestros caprichos, nuestra impaciencia al ritmo sabio
que va cambiando tristes inviernos por primaveras,
veranos secos por los otoños que son del alma
la podadera...
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Pódame siempre. Que no me queden recuerdos tristes,
ni falsas penas, ni vanidades para que sea
como los árboles que reverdecen después que sueltan
las hojas secas, como la tierra la que florece
sin que la siembren manos ajenas
Si tú me podas, otoño triste, si tú te llevas todo lo falso
que me rodea, seré florida cuando regrese
llena de encantos la primavera...
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~Nirgidma Murissi ©
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#poema #poemas #poesia #poesias #mispoemas #mipoema #poetry #poem #mypoem #poems #poetsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #poet #poeta #poetas #poets #womenwriters #escritoras

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I took this picture a year ago back when things were different for me. Now that I look back at this picture and see my current situation, I am more convinced that humanity possibly does not truly know compassion or love. #photography #photo #artist #photooftheday #ayearago #june2016 #thestreetsofnyc #newyork #newyorkcity #newyorker #wander #poet #thinker #poetry #hardtimes #homelessness #aloneintheworld.

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Change is inevitable. For better or for worse, it's like a bet on a person in casino of life.
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#wallart #poem #verse #poet #writer #authorsofig #author #writerscommunuty #quote #quotestoliveby #poemsporn #Poetry #poetic #lovequotes #change #instapoem #excerpter #excerptfromabookillneverwrite

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Cast a spell...☘

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