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Borders

Title borrowed from Ankita Shah’s ‘Borders’

Have you ever counted ceiling tiles,
Praying by the 100th for heavy eyes,
Though I promise, few notice 4 Borders,
Easily constructed, confined, elaborate,
Most willingly bow, few try to out-run,
Millennials speak of refusing titles,
Promoting labels, checking boxes,

Doesn’t take a genius to realize,
Surrounded by fictional characters,
Depictions full of empty convictions,
Color of someone’s skin, country, borders,
Lines in the sand, drawn by White hands,
Tribes bribed, granted political power,
Bombs dropped murdering brown cousins,

… Confused?

Titles such as Brown used to classify,
Past, Present, and Future prewritten,
Educational experienced predestined,
Color, status, income, prerequisites,
Distinction, Uncle Sam enjoys conflict,
Dreaming of extinction, Muslim Holocaust,
Requesting the KKK’s assistance [again],

Have you ever counted ceiling tiles,
Praying by the 100th for heavy eyes,
Though I promise, few notice 4 Borders,
Easily constructed, confined, elaborate,
Most willingly bow, few try to out-run,
Millennials speak of refusing titles,
Promoting labels, checking boxes,

Society approves, Hollywood Blvd promotes,
Man loses count of how many sexual partners,
Called player, ladies man, role model,
Woman loses count of how many sexual partners,
Labelled hoe, slut, trick, tramp, prostitute,
Gender Roles, Oxford Dictionary, White + Male,
Positive definition, Positive adjectives awarded,

No matter what you do, it will never be enough,
PhD, white picket fence, Pig calls you ‘boy’
No matter what you do, it will never be enough,
White woman: ‘You are pretty for a Black girl’,
Unless you agree to be enslaved [again],

…Nicki, Mariah, Beyonce: shall I continue?

Have you ever counted ceiling tiles,
Praying by the 100th for heavy eyes,
Though I promise, few notice 4 Borders,
Easily constructed, confined, elaborate,
Most willingly bow, few try to out-run,
Millennials speak of refusing titles,
Promoting labels, checking boxes,

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Isanaklesh (Invincible)

One day at a time, no matter rain or shine,
Whether strangers gave 2 cents, or shared 2 cents,
Counting blessings upon blessings,
Finding a piece of children’s chalk,
Before the sun sets, R.I.P. Mother Earth,

Condemned by briefcases, the red carpet, and food stamps,
Children chasing shadows, an empty basketball court,
Picks up recyclables, on rare equations dollar bills,
Stereotypes broken, no liquor smell, or bottle found,
Instead, a couple bread crumbs and a Jane Doe feeding birds,

No questions, sometimes stares, children laugh,
Grown men scowl, wealthy women spit,
Celebrities abuse, mock, and pretend to care,
Ordinary people ignore, to ask her name,
Would be to seek knowledge,

Giirr ngaya Gamilaraay;
Gayaa ngaya Gamilaraay.
Dhayn ngaya Yugambeah winangaylanha.
Dhawun ngaya nguwalay, Yugambeah winangaylanha.
Giirr ngiyani gayaa mari,
Burrulaadhi maalbarradhi
Maalbala ngiyani nguwalay.
Dhayn, mari, gayaabali ngiyani.

One day at a time, no matter rain or shine,
Whether strangers gave 2 cents, or shared 2 cents,
Counting blessings upon blessings,
Finding a piece of children’s chalk,
Before the sun sets, R.I.P. Mother Earth,

During the day, poetry spoken, by Isanaklesh’s lips,
Travels across hymn notes, painted by a Blind artist,
Rhythm felt by a deaf Ballet dancer, a new language,
Multiple tongues, accents, and histories,
Most days, lovely scarred brown feet, walk bare,

Today was the last day, seen by sleepy eyes,
Countless minutes passed by, and so did hollow sheep,
Like most days, her heart followed a certain beat,
It could not be copied, nor duplicated, just read,
An open book, hiding nothing, dreaming of Buffalo,

Before she left, a promise was made, one of hope,
Free of stress, just a single piece of fabric,
Between her skin and the never-ending blue sky,
Tattoos celebrating life, piercings, reminders,

Black long hair, mixed with red clay,
On this hot day, the card-board box held no custodian,
Left nothing but a note, one suggestion,
Do not forget, that you are guests, and nothing more,

One day at a time, no matter rain or shine,
Whether strangers gave 2 cents, or shared their own 2 cents,
Counting blessings upon blessings,
Finding a piece of children’s chalk,
Before the sun sets, R.I.P. Mother Earth,

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Lunch Conversation With Guerrilla Warfare

Mystical Momma, compromises on which fantasy to Cos-Play,
10 out of 10, mathematical genius, fist high, loves braids,
Talks murder, body performs romance, everybody says,
Guys and girls can’t be friends, number 1 body,
Loves corsets, Black, talks dirty in public,

First date, how you ever tipped than tapped,
Clocked back, clapped for 100’s, donations clapped back,
Dollar bills, not 1’s, accepts 20’s, loves 100’s,
Strange methodology, learned Greek mythology,
Too many men pretend to be Zeus, over compensating,
Counting how many they seduced,

PAUSE

Man: Looks into her Eyes
Lil Momma: Plays with wrist jewelry
Man: Your right
Lil Momma: So what do you got to say for yourself?

Mystical Momma, compromises on which fantasy to Cos-Play,
10 out of 10, mathematical genius, fist high, loves braids,
Talks murder, body performs romance, everybody says,
Guys and girls can’t be friends, number 1 body,
Loves corsets, Black, talks dirty in public,

Man: I can’t speak for all men, just as Pac couldn’t speak for all Black men
Lil Momma: Who do you speak for?
Man: Myself

Pink, Victoria, secrets locked up, multiple piercings,
Stomach, nose, ears, and anywhere not visible,
Confident, careless, middle finger to people who don’t accept you,
Ignorant, professional, heels, low-cut top,

Lil Momma: Blank Stare
Man: Continues

Failure to comprehend my intention,
Prefer to discuss the assassination of orange tan lines,
Mediocre speeches, intellectual philosophy,
Greater intensity of volatile orgasms we have,
Knocking out Nazis, tearing KKK robes,

Mystical Momma, compromises on which fantasy to Cos-Play,
10 out of 10, mathematical genius, fist high, loves braids,
Talks murder, body performs romance, everybody says,
Guys and girls can’t be friends, number 1 body,
Loves corsets, Black, talks dirty in public,

Lil Momma: If I could describe you, it would be a light-skinned Malcolm X
Man: Pays bill
Lil Momma: So, I’m down

How you dress stresses a relaxed Marley,
Wasn’t inappropriate to fuck in public,
Would of climbed on top of you, instead we wait,
Watch tonight’s sunset, count how many shooting stars we observe,
When it rains, we find a tree, hide under tree branches,
Give each other brain, in the morning we read The Art of War,
Practice Guerrilla warfare tactics against Uncle Sam,

Lil Momma: Are you Ready?
Man: Lets go

PAUSE

Lil Momma: One more thing

Trim, don’t shave,
Hopefully you do the same,
If you are lucky, my sister might join,
Before we light fireworks, we test every pipe,
Have you ride in the front, as well as in the back,

Mystical Momma, compromises on which fantasy to Cos-Play,
10 out of 10, mathematical genius, fist high, loves braids,
Talks murder, body performs romance, everybody says,
Guys and girls can’t be friends, number 1 body,
Wears a corset, all black, talks dirty in public,

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Anything & Everything

Why don’t you do that thing for me,
Wine for me, give everything to me,
Nobody has to know we fell so deep,
Made each other weak at the knees,

Flew thousands of miles, lied to ancestors,
Family and friends promised regrets would follow,
One of us received A plus brain, while the other…
Received wedding vows, a proposal, and a dowry,
Doubters caught with their mouths wide open,
3 years later love continues to fight forest fires,
Never dimming, solar flares followed by curse words,
Arguments followed by truce food, nothing better than white rice,
Asian eyes, brown skin, love it when you clap back, chocolate cake,

Why don’t you do that thing for me,
Wine for me, give everything to me,
Nobody has to know we fell so deep,
Made each other weak at the knees,

During the day, we smile, cry, fight, words used as daggers,
Misinterpreting each other’s words, trying to win every argument,
Past mistakes used as ammunition, anger divides, enemies gather,
Remember the song we danced 2 during our first night together,
Witnessed each other’s sex appeal, said no to protection,
Trembling hands unzipped, said ‘Oh My’, removed your shirt,
Said ‘Oh My’, no matter how anxious, played an angel well,
Never knew an angel could bend like that, could have swore,
Not an angel, but the one who tricked Adam and Eve,

Why don’t you do that thing for me,
Wine for me, give everything to me,
Nobody has to know we fell so deep,
Made each other weak at the knees,

When you are gone, favorite thing to do,
Purposely sleep on your side of the bed,
Picturing you stripping, no underwear,
Sex in the shower, love faces, steam bath,
No matter the odds, we only need each another,
Remember when the pig asked for your green-card,
Lights, Camera, Action; not afraid to hit record,
Role-play became Cosplay, no Paris or Kim tape,
Safe word, every night a different theme,

Why don’t you do that thing for me,
Wine for me, give everything to me,
Nobody has to know we fell so deep,
Made each other weak at the knees,

Hip Hop Influenced · Life · Love

Calypso & Rosaline

When our bodies made contact,
Couldn’t help but witness your fitness,
How both of you bent low, touched your toes,
Spoke Spanish, called me Daddy,
Ignored your fathers who hated gringos,
Drinking fine wine, biting your thighs
After breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
Forced me to practice my Spanish,
Quiero hacerte el amor,

Day of the Dead,
Celebrating death, Black Widows,
Dropped it low, eyes watching from every direction,
Spotted me from afar; resurrecting Beethoven,
Orchestrated a melody which matched your body structures,

Black and white face paint,
Beautiful, brown, golden caramel,
Skin complexion, blessed, nice heart,
Intellect, gifted, a body destined to wear designer,

Graced me with your presence,
No clock-watching, promised to take your time,
Stared into each other’s eyes,
Spoke different languages,
Understood each other’s body language,

When our bodies made contact,
Couldn’t help but witness your fitness,
How both of you bent low, touched your toes,
Spoke Spanish, called me Daddy,
Ignored your fathers who hated gringos,
Drinking fine wine, biting your thighs
After breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
Forced me to practice my Spanish,
Quiero hacerte el amor,

Cuban descent, light-skin, dark patches,
Rosaline called it Vitiligo,
God blessed her as a Vertigo,
Wore masks, felt concrete under our feet,

Both women ran when they spotted their fathers,
Promised I was delicate with their daughters,
Later that night, met Calypso and Rosaline,
Skipped the line, danced until our feet dropped,

Hypnotized as Rosaline placed her hands on my chest,
Caught between the wall and Rosaline’s fine wine,
Calypso kissed my neck while unbuttoning my shirt,
Time stopped as they both called me ‘daddy’,

When our bodies made contact,
Couldn’t help but witness your fitness,
How both of you bent low, touched your toes,
Spoke Spanish, called me Daddy,
Ignored your fathers who hated gringos,
Drinking fine wine, biting your thighs
After breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
Forced me to practice my Spanish,
Quiero hacerte el amor,

Heroic · Life · Love

N.M. (Bèl Larenn)

Never Never Land, She’s my Number 1,
We run guns, never get high on our own supply,
Learned from Biggie’s Ten Crack Commandments,
Wears Pink, Walks in Latex, Buys Exotic Furs,

Chinese symbols tattooed on her arm,
Way she stands eclipses Lady Liberty,
Angle of her hips causes Angels to submit,
Looked to the right and read ‘Stairway to Heaven’,

Forgive me father, for I have sinned,
Curves in all the right places,
Perfect Backpage Ad, loves hell, mean heels,
Tired of wearing a Halo, sprinkled with holy water,
Caused a burn, used the Lord’s name in vain,

Visited a confessional,
Forced me to confess, taught me how to repent,
Ordered to eat her Birthday Cake,

Never Never Land, She’s my Number 1,
We run guns, never get high on our own supply,
Learned from Biggie’s Ten Crack Commandments,
Wears Pink, Walks in Latex, Buys Exotic Furs,

Reigns supreme in an underground dungeon,
Takes control, crack of the whip, sound of vengeance,
Plays with toys, causes veins to pop,
Paints pain, handcuffs included,

Modern day Poison Ivy, sweet lips, red glitter,
Leaves a trail of tears up and down your body,
Favorite place to leave hickies, a man’s neckline,

Wives catch HUSBANDS cheating,
Ties balloons with her teeth,
Places confetti in Chastity,

Never Never Land, She’s my Number 1,
We run guns, never get high on our own supply,
Learned from Biggie’s Ten Crack Commandments,
Wears Pink, Walks in Latex, Buys Exotic Furs,

In the end, a necessity, not a commodity,
Tried anonymity, but this secret was too heavy,
Every time she licks her lips, my mind goes crazy,

Initials NM, mistaken for New Mexico,
Hottest non-Mexican,
Wears Black cut out Spandex,
Valentine shaped curves from behind,

Day of the Dead, dressed up as death,
Savage love, gentle kisses,

Never Never Land, She’s my Number 1,
We run guns, never get high on our own supply,
Learned from Biggie’s Ten Crack Commandments,
Wears Pink, Walks in Latex, Buys Exotic Furs,

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Hypocritical ‘Liberals’ and Uneducated ‘Conservatives’: Where Did They Go Wrong

57 percent of the Democratic Party is White, 86 percent of the Republican Party is White, and 70 percent of registered voters are White. (PEW Research Center)

Charlottesville (Virginia) and the violent protests which are occurring right now are great examples of what is wrong with our political system. Not only do ‘liberals’ and ‘conservatives’ symbolize hypocritical philosophies but in the end, both represent violence, aggression, and hostility.

How can Democrats, or even liberals represent aggression? An ordinary citizen or a supporter of Black Lives Matter would state the following, ‘the Democratic Party, or those who consider themselves ‘liberal’ represent diversity’. It is true that the Democratic Party along with movements such as Black Lives Matter were organized by a diverse group of people but that doesn’t erase historical truths of the Democratic Party or ‘Liberals’.

After the Civil War, the Democratic Party in the South was the party of White Supremacy. Now, African-Americans form the party’s most loyal base of support. Coincidence?

Time and time again, both sides have met each other with violence. Trump supporters are arrogantly stupid while Bernie Sander’s supporters are blatantly hypocritical. They believe just because they use words such as ‘racism’, ‘anti-capitalist’, or ‘socialist’, that it means they automatically won or that they themselves are not discriminatory or capable of being racist.

Whether you are Muslim, White, or Gay, the idea of you stating ‘because I am liberal it means I am not racist’ is bullshit. The fact is that the Democratic Party was formed in 1792, when supporters of Thomas Jefferson began using the name Republicans, or Jeffersonian Republicans, to emphasize its anti-aristocratic policies. It adopted its present name during the Presidency of Andrew Jackson in the 1830s.

In the 1840s and ’50s, the party was in conflict over extending slavery to the Western territories. Southern Democrats insisted on protecting slavery in all the territories while many Northern Democrats resisted. The party split over the slavery issue in 1860 at its Presidential convention in Charleston, South Carolina.

Northern Democrats nominated Stephen Douglas as their candidate, and Southern Democrats adopted a pro-slavery platform and nominated John C. Breckinridge in an election campaign that would be won by Abraham Lincoln and the newly formed Republican Party. After the Civil War, most white Southerners opposed Radical Reconstruction and the Republican Party’s support of black civil and political rights.

The so-called ‘Democratic Party’ hadn’t always accepted Blacks, nor did it support giving African-Americans equal rights. They used to be identified as the “white man’s party” and demonized the Republican Party as being “Negro dominated,” even though whites were in control.

Determined to re-capture the South, Southern Democrats “redeemed” state after state — sometimes peacefully, other times by fraud and violence. By 1877, when Reconstruction was officially over, the Democratic Party controlled every Southern state. The South remained a one-party region until the Civil Rights movement began in the 1960s. Northern Democrats, most of whom had prejudicial attitudes towards blacks, offered no challenge to the discriminatory policies of the Southern Democrats.

So, as we watch protesters collide. There is no difference between an angry Trump supporter and a egotistical ‘Liberal’. Both are confused as well as uneducated. Not only has the Democratic party continuously abused minority communities, tricked them into voting for their candidates, but also has committed itself to power-hungry objectives.

If we ever want things to change. We must throw away the idea of political parties and develop a system of governance which tries to solve economic disparities instead of achieving personal agendas.