These words will not be bullied into silence
By blank mind page or screen
they will not be pulled at random
fondled in a dark room by white
glove in the name of
Will not be stopped and frisked for
standing while black running while brown
or praying to the east
They will not be halted obstructed
or held these words will gather themselves
say what they mean
The will not stutter when uttered to
freeze they will not hold tongue
while you butter things
They will spill over your
boarders without visa or
green card unzip your Gaza’s
mock your themes
They will not do coffee with cream and sugar
will not call you sugar honey baby or free
They will bomb like graffiti
explode on your walls and bleed
And you’re not use to bleeding are you?
These words will not be checked or blocked by any means!
© 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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