There are so many roots to the tree of anger
that sometimes the branches shatter
before they bear.
Sitting in Medicks
the women rally before they march
discussing the problematic girls
they hire to make them free.
An almost white counterman passes
a waiting brother to serve them first
and the ladies neither notice nor reject
the slighter pleasures of their slavery.
But I who am bound by my mirror
as well as my bed
see causes in colour
as well as sex
and sit here wondering
which me will survive
all these liberations.
I think parents should be honest with their kids instead of sugarcoating everything. Kids eventually have to see the real world and they’ll be hit like a train with life. Kids shouldn’t learn only the nice things, because that’s not real. Life is harsh, and kids should be prepared for it. That’s how we create a stronger society, and stay alive. Kids should of course know how little words mean sometimes, so they aren’t lured into the wrong crowd. Not teaching that is like setting them up for failure, its a choice.
In my opinion. I feel that writing is not as useful as it was before. This is only because of changes in society. Nowadays, people are more focused on the big picture. For example, covid. People aren’t worried about covid as much because they do not have as many signs in their faces telling them about the statistics. Before, the hospitalizations had everyone scared. The same goes for discrimination, and some people have the nerve to say BLM isn’t happening anymore. If you remember, there were riots over what happened to George Floyd. And they were violent, but they sent a message and got more attention because they were all over. Now, if you simply were to write about it versus making a video, it wouldn’t have as much of an Impact.