She Drove Black – Author Jody Austin

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She

Driving Black

Pushed over cattle

Profiled darkie faces

Be damned

She

Manhandled

Like savage

A disenfranchised citizen

Her young life

It mattered

See

What really happened

Sandra Bland

To

Her empty cell

It knows

Whispers

(Hay Na Ku)

(Sandra Bland)

© Jody Austin

Excerpt from the book “This Is My Pen – Volume 1”


Jody About the Author

Jody’s mother was and is still a poet and artist who introduced her to poetry and expressive writing as a child in elementary school. Her bed time stories were of Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Marcus Garvey, Phylis Wheatley, Langston Hughes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Chavez, Gil Scott Heron, Khalil Gibran, The Last Poets, and many others. She  was a classically trained musician in the earlier part of her life, and performed with different bands and ensembles. Coming from a family background of music it was in her blood.  Her aunt was a jazz singer who performed with many of the greats that include Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie ‘Yard Bird’ Parker. There was always a jam session going on. All of these influences started Jody’s creative writing experiences as a child and throughout her adulthood.

Visit Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/jody-austin-.html



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1 reply

  1. Delicate and powerful, as a last breath. Great pen Jody Austin.

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