“African”

“The power of truth is what poisoned the root.
Hidden behind lies, cloaked in uncertainty,
A beautiful tree of righteous validity.

Still battling a centuries old war,
Closer to victory? I’m still unsure.

But I think frozen eyes are beginning to see,
The reality of our proud civility.
A greater emphasis on history needs to be planned,
So misrepresentation won’t entomb the black man.”©

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“Out of Sight”

“The fragility of stability.
Ever changing, always evolving,
A metaphorical volcanic landscape.

Molten lava where there once was ground,
Streaming fast towards your scenic town.

Chaos, and distress flood the mind,
While untouched tranquility climbs and climbs.

For the beauty of volcanic destruction to be seen,
We must forget the short term, see beyond the scene.

Stability is uncertain is what I’m trying to say,
But remember a volcano gives,
Not just takes away.”©

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