The Black Holocaust – Author Jody Austin

 

The Black Holocaust

They say it doesn’t exist

Burned bodies don’t lie

DNA charred from C4

Murdered by the privileged

 

Eleven souls gone

The Martyrs of a movement

Forced to go back in

Black lives didn’t matter then

Still don’t…Thirty years later

 

In Memory of those murdered…

MOVE thirty years later…

 

(Tanka)

© Jody Austin

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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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