While the world outside my window sleeps- I write
While pillows comfort and sheets caress
While good and evil rest- I write
While poison sits on corner store shelves
While safety locks the baby glocks that hide till anger swells- I write
While dreams are bliss and hunger is missed
While wrongs are never right
While the truth stands bare before the eyes declare
that color determines a life
© Demitri Tyler
Excerpt from the book “Measuring For Balance”
About the Author
Writer, orator and activist, Demitri the poet with the Greek name that if translated would read “dedicated to, follower of Mother Earth,” is a rising voice out of San Francisco planting words of wisdom as if seeds beneath the flesh. His talents as a rapper formed his early years gaining him recognition as mc to watch in underground circles with performances at the Upper Room the cities hottest poetry/rap venue at the time as well as his activism in and around the community and state college campuses.
Family tragedy and the realities of life caused this man to hang up his music career and vanish for over ten years but it was time well spent for out of the darkness has emerged a streaking comet who has made the transition from rap to poetry look seamless.
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