It Threatens Social Order – Author Christena AV Williams

 

They fear me

What they fear is my strength

They fear my capabilities

I surprise them with audacity

In challenging them mentally

They fear confrontation

They fear creativity

They fear natural aura

They fear that I overcome hate with love,

Anger with kindness

They fear my boldness

They fear I can think on my own

What I represent frightens them

Black-bold-brave

I am a threat to the system of conformity

I am a threat to the world system

They blame me for riots- revolts-revolutions

They fear my conscious approach

They fear that I love myself that I am still\natural in –

Skin tones- hair- eyes- principles- values- standards

They fear that I am not a replica

I am firm in the choice of music

I am self-motivated

They paint me to the world as a rebel and terrorist

Is it true what they say?

That I- bomb countries and taking lives

Have I invaded?

Did I rape, murder, genocide, extinct

Have I disrupted lives?

Have I killed?

Was it I?

You know most of all what they fear

It is what they paint me to be is untrue

Therefore, they slaughter us

Turn others of our own kind against us

Why do they do this?

Because I am different

Difference is something they fear.

 

© Christena AV Williams

Excerpt form the book “Divided Lines – A Poet’s Stance”


Divided Lines

Foreword . . .

In a world of ever increasing advances seemingly created to make our lives easier to manage, envisioned to bring us together, to draw us closer, we are still in many instances isolated and at odds and validly apart. Something is missing, there is a snag, a rip, a hole in the spiritual fabric that we all see; yet we continue to fail to address.

 It has been said by self-proclaimed philosophers, theologians, scholars’ and politicians that the abuse of words can be a danger, there are those that believe words are a leading factor in what ills our society. Of this we do not deny in full, there have been abuses, history is but a melody to that fact, yet it is also true that words have the innate capacity to bridge, to heal that which divides.

 Opinions, views, religions, nations, people, even love divides. The focus of this book and the poets here in, is to give breath to a wide range of issues both small and controversial that lie beneath the surface. Things that we are often hesitant to discuss. In saying that, I will offer that the role of a poet is not to persuade or to add more rhetoric to the static we hear. A poet’s responsibility is to shine the light of awareness, to create a platform for dialogue, for healing, to gather up the images in an attempt to understand what we see.

Demitri Tyler, Author

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2 replies

  1. I applaud the bravery of this piece. It speaks to the misconceptions of those who fear everything. I love this piece!!!

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  2. Excellent piece.keep up the good work

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