Jan. 6, 2017

WAKE UP

Friday Afternoon Musings
Wake Up Dammit!
 

I refuse to watch that awful video from the occurrence of savagery in Chicago. I won't even acknowledge the 4 individuals responsible for this insanity. Although a society that can produce humans capable of these actions has to bear some of the responsibility. I am the father of a disabled child/adult so I only can pray that the victim is not victimized by our legal system again. What I would like to do this afternoon is repost a poetic creation I developed last spring about the sickness that has invaded the social media today. Especially in the youths of our communities. Don't get me wrong I believe in the positive power that can be unleashed using this medium. However, I also know how this media can also damage so much of our communities in negativity and hate. I personally use Facebook Live to illuminate the issue of illiteracy in our communities. It is indeed a satisfying experience for me personally. Yet, there is nothing at all satisfying about explicit brutality and hate being spilled out on our communities today. So here is my creation I put it in all CAPS specifically to make a point that the time for a different course is NOW.

 

"LET’S BUILD A NATION OF BELIEVERS AND ACHIEVERS NOT SOCIAL MEDIA DECEIVERS"

 

YESTERDAY’S POST WASN’T SIMPLY A BOAST 

YOU HAVE TO DO BETTER TO GARNER MY ABSOLUTE MOST

NEGATIVE BLACK IMAGES TO ME ARE REALLY JUST GROSS

SO TODAY I’LL BEGIN TO RESERVE THAT SAD TREND

HOPEFULLY THESE WORDS SOMEONE’S SUBCONSCIOUS WILL MEND

POSITIVE BLACK IMAGERY WILL START TO TRANSCEND

OUR COMMUNITIES CAN NOW START TO CONTEND

TO ME ALL GREAT BLACK IMAGES ARE TRULY GODSEND

FOR POSITIVE WORDS FROM ME YOU ALL CAN DEPEND

FOR MENTAL VISUAL JUSTICE IS SOMETHING WE ALL NEED TO DEFEND

THOSE WHO JOIN US IN THIS TASK EACH OF US NEED TO BEFRIEND

SHOWING NEGATIVE BLACK IMAGES IS HOPEFULLY ON THE DOWNTREND

LIFTING UP POSITIVE VISUAL BLACK IMAGERY IS ON THE UPTREND

CASTING OUR MINDS TO NEGATIVE IMAGES IS REALLY DEAD END

SO ON THIS PARTICULAR FRIDAY I’LL CREATE THIS POST 

LET’S ALL NOT FALL INTO  THIS HATEFUL CAUCASIAN PERSUASION

LET’S LOOK TO EACH OF US FOR THAT POSITIVE IMAGERY EQUATION

LET’S STOP ALL THIS PERSONAL MENTAL DESTRUCTION INVASION 

FOR EVERY BLACK PERSON’S DESTRUCTIVE VIDEO

SHOW TEN IMAGES OF SOMETHING ENLIGHTENING OH

WE NEED TO ENSURE OUR SUBCONSCIOUSES WILL GLOW

LET’S ALL UNDERSTAND THAT THIS ISN’T IS NO DAMN GAME SHOW

ALL THIS NEGATIVE BLACK IMAGERY PLACES US RIGHT IN THE SIGHTS OF A MEDIA CROSSBOW

WE CERTAINLY HAD OUR SHARE OF NEGATIVE UNDERTOW

RATHER THAN ANXIOUSLY SHOWING BLACK ON BLACK FIGHTING

SHOW SOME BLACKS KIDS GETTING ENLIGHTENED

NOW MY FRIENDS THAT WOULD BE QUITE A SIGHTING

WORTH THE TIME OF ALL MY POSITIVE HANDWRITING

SOME SAY THIS NONSENSE STARTED ON THE JAMES RIVER

WHEN THIS CAT NAME LYNCH DELIVERED A SPEECH MEANT TOO QUIVER 

HOPEFULLY, MAKE ALL ENSLAVED BLACK FOLKS SHIVER

NAT TURNER SHOULD HAVE SENT THAT FOOL DOWNRIVER

WITH CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER

WHO ALLOWED THESE FOOLS TO BE OUR SUBCONSCIOUS’S CAREGIVER

AS YOU SEE I CREATED THIS PEOM IN CAPS

BECAUSE I’M TIRED OF BEING UNDER THIS DESTRUCTIVE MENTAL WRAP

SEEING ALL OF OUR COMMUNITIES COLLAPSE

AND SETTLING FOR ALL OF DEMOCRACY’S SCRAPS

IT’S SIMPLY TIME FOR US UNCOVER THESE TRAPS

FILL IN THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND INTELLECTUAL GAPS

LIFT EACH OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS UP BY THE BOOTSTRAPS

THERE IS NO TIME FOR A NEGATIVE IMAGE RELAPSE

WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO SHOOT PSYCHOLOGICAL CRAPS

OR BE CONTAINED IN THIS CONTROLLING NEGATIVE SOCIAL MEDIA NAP

WE CAN NO LONGER CONTINUE TO PLAY SILLY TUNES OF DEADLY TAPS

HELL SOME OF OUR YOUNG BLACK KIDS SHOULD BE HOME CREATING APPS

NOT LETTING THEIR DREAMS CONTINUE TO ELAPSE

WHY NOT START BY CREATING POSITIVE RAPS

MOVE ENTIRELY AWAY FROM THIS BLACK NEGATIVE IMAGERY CRAP

IT’S TIME TO PUT BLACK BRILLIANCE ON EVERYONE’S MAP