A song

A song

But not of desperation

instead

it’s a fight to believe

in the American dream

that I was raised with.

Physicians are in the position

to make life or death decisions

or if they even want to listen

to your symptoms.

we are all sick

with chronic limiting beliefs

pained with bills

and bills

and bills

making us ill

driving to kill

it’s dog eat dog.

We are suffering from

blurred visions

our dreams hiding

behind perpetual fog.

Yes we are sick

with food poisoning

Gmos

that companies blame on

UFOs.

meat infused with

growth hormones

dollar menus

causing

heart disease

diabetes

cancer

leaving

patients popping

pharmacy pill prescriptions.

Organic supermarket

fed by the rich

to make revenue

But inequality

and inequity

are not new

to this venue.

This country was built

by slaves

No one giving two fucks

about the lives

they gave.

We are sick

sick

sick

But America

you can still be beautiful

from the Redwood forests

to purple magic mountain majesty,

the fight is not over

nor the struggle to be free

Yes America

I’m fighting to believe

looking for a cure

for my symptoms

to be relieved.

Transformation

Transformation

I
was voiceless
but my body
was screaming
revolting.
Mind
drew
blank
Retreated
after the
attack.
Once friend
now foe
Role playing a pimp
and Marilyn Monroe
famously labeled a whore.
but she also said stop
likewise we were ignored
pounded for more
and more.

Victim blaming is part
of the culture game
“Some just rape easy”
is what disconnected
power leaders say,
those rules I refuse to obey.
The use of alcohol stimulates
or if we were already intimate
did not make me a willing participant,
if you don’t consider it legitimate
you’re a hypocrite.

Cannot comprehend
the mental imprisonment
constant cognitive dissonance
that you can’t even
begin to articulate

Staying vigilant
feeling impotent
nightmare reruns
of the incident.
Robbed of my innocence
Know
I am one of millions
Happening every 2 minutes
facts
you can’t refute.

I was voiceless
but now
boisterous
Born again from
suffering.
wounds
will
heal,
my dignity
you cannot steal.

Initiating a change
so no one ever
lays down
broken
from pain.

Love in every
action
prevents
traumatic reactions.

1

1

Unified
We are the Movement
Change is how We are groovin’.
Coming together
Because Community
Means unity.

The village
Will raise the child
From every age
Feeling love
At every stage.
Schools the tools
To create whole people
Not testing
Limited brain Molecules.
Shaping them into jewels
Empowering them
To rule.
Working collectively
Because Community
Means unity.

True artists
At the top
Of the pay scale
Because culture
Is what they unveil
Defying perceptions
And drawing connections.
Art has no face
Its born out
Of endless time
And space
We collaborate
To form a
Community
Which means
Unity.

Let’s not pollute
With negativity
Guns that shoot
Or think that our Earth
is a place
To loot
Trees ripped from
Their roots
Animals skinned
For a new pair
Of boots
Instead
let’s Erase extinction
From existence
Save and preserve
Our Mother Earth.
A new era of
Conservation
Is achieved
With Persistence
Giving opportunities
To future
Communities
Which means unity

Some key values
Are all innate.
Amor
Paix
Salan
furaha
Peace
Love
happiness
Are sought after
Mean the same
In any Language
you speak

So let’s
Come together
To share
One love
One world
Be one
Human
Community
Because it means
Unity.

Break

Break

The struggle is real

but I refuse to accept

that fates are sealed.

when reality is harsh

it becomes surreal.

Violence and poverty

are steel like chains

causing inequality

to remain.

Shootings on street corners

believed to be the hood’s

epidemic but history

proves it’s a repetitive

pandemic.

Death left to rot

in the streets

expecting everyone

to nonchalantly

march to their beat.

A modern version

of the Colosseum

leaves people

suffering with delirium.

Feed them

students can’t learn

if they’re hungry or cold.

Injustice is a 17 year old

not knowing how to read

1984 to understand

how to be freed.

 

Greed

 

Walmart made a deal

with the devil

to reach higher levels

while they treat employees

like pebbles.

 

But it’s not just them

 

we’re running a human

drag race with false

head starts and

unequal distribution of parts

based on arbitrary decisions

or who your kin is.

 

We were founded

by rebels that yelled

no more

And when given

no choice

they found their voice.

Wake up America

and make some noise.