Category Archives: Craft

A writer writes. 2

I thank the ancestors, my parents, my children, the spirits that walk with me for the gifts given. I remember. I am here. I am not done. I remain a willing vessel. I plan to run on until my day is done and when I get to my maker may she say, ‘Well done.” Continue reading

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Comments on Walking thru Fire or Banging Full Metal

I loathe the presence of a person who insist on complicating the simple. I abhor those who traffic in road blocks. For me that’s like a red flag to a bull. Continue reading

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The Lower Bottom Playaz; Full Metal

Bullets are usually made of lead. If you cover a lead bullet with copper you get a Full Metal Jacket; an armor piercing projectile. It is our intention to wound you with art. You will leave feeling something. You  will be moved . … Continue reading

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That New Millennium Dime: The People, Installment # 12 pt 2

Part Two we the people/ who/us/me & u/ the wolves work for us/read the constitution/not a good read but it sold well/ in our name/we the people/don’t care how u got here/we the people payin the cost/of the wolves/who boss … Continue reading

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That New Millennium Dime: The People, Installment # 12 pt 1

Part One for the people/ we the people/the people/ tied to the land/ dust to dust/ born in hope/ better tomorrows/ long days/ long nights/better tomorrows/we work/ we pray/ dreaming of better tomorrows/ the people/ unaware of the wheel/ the … Continue reading

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That New Millennium Dime: The Artist, Installment #11

the artist/writes/murderous verbalist/ C4 B4 u cud write/the artist/has moved /grown/out of chaos/N2 purpose/this is not mellowing wine/this hard liqour/it aint checkers yungsta/ live then hollar @ me/battlescars & stripes/ i write/murder she wrote/w/ea lethal pen stroke/as tears flow/hate 2 … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Creative # 19: Precious and the State of the Arts (pt. 2 of The Ground on which I stand.)

“If you do not know, I will tell you that black theatre in America is alive … it is vibrant … it is vital … it just isn’t funded. Black theatre doesn’t share in the economics that would allow it to support its artists and supply them with meaningful avenues to develop their talent and broadcast and disseminate ideas crucial to its growth. The economics are reserved as privilege to the overwhelming abundance of institutions that preserve, promote and perpetuate white culture.

That is not a complaint. That is an advertisement. Since the funding sources, both public and private, do not publicly carry avowed missions of exclusion and segregated support, this is obviously either a glaring case of oversight, or we the proponents of black theatre have not made our presence or needs known.” August Wilson Continue reading

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That New Millenium Dime: Men Wanted/Brother. Brother 7th installment.

Men wanted/to hold their ground/to keep heads to sky/wanted/in arms/homes/hearts/lives/wanted/by their wives/sons/daughters/brothers/nation/block/hood/mothers/fathers/sisters/wanted/for lifting/carrying/loving/protecting/guidance/counsel/wanted/for dreaming on/ needed urgently/because the world needs the image of god/men wanted/made in the image of god Brother. Brother head up/be up to it/sky up/god up/ nights are … Continue reading

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That New Millennium Dime: Polytricks Draft 6#

the biggest conspiracy is the conspiracy to convince you there is no conspiracy…
last survivor gets groceries/tomorrow/
promise them a tomorrow/they will follow Continue reading

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The Money Changers

That New Millennium Dime is a book in progress. Money Changers is the 5th poem. It is suggested you read the previous New Millennium Dime entries as well. Continue reading

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