I’m cool like spring time breeze,
complete like the nine in me,
You see, an Aries like the fire in me as if
ALLAH has blessed a shine in me.
Hard times in me were the tools used for
I have this need in me, an essential
seed in me that springs in me new life
like birth from earth and man’s wife to be.
All that’s right to me, a new fight
in me with revolutionary thoughts
grown from “I” to “We” and blessed
with consecutive anniversaries.
Deeply I gaze upon something still
good in me that dances closely with
“The Hood” in me just to spite the
me developed in the University,
but intellectually, it’s All in Me
The first out to be the first to see the
best in me for the worst in me which
puts me where I need to be to realize
ALLAH’S work in me.
My faults strike blindly at the worth in
me like I smile to revile the hurt in me.
I’m the warrior, the child and a worshiping king.
It’s like a soul with meaning or the
meaning of “Ameen” spoken at the
end of every Opening.
There’s hope in me, a passion burning
like what’s broken in me.
I expose it openly, it’s a power in me,
therefore, within Me, I dig deep in search of
my LORDS therapy because apparently
the answers are In Me, openly. So
that’s reason for hope to me.
© Kesau’c N. Hill
Excerpt from his book Serengeti Noise
About the Author
Kesau’c N. Hill is an ex-gang member who, at the age of sixteen, was convicted of murder and sentenced to serve 15-years to Life in the California Department of Corrections. Fighting became a lifestyle that would accompany the gang world deathstyle. However, he would soon be mentored by an English teacher named John Murphy who saw past his tough guy exterior into something explosively creative.
He introduced him to the art of poetry and the power of the spoken word. He’d use that power to his advantage when his life serving Life became too difficult to bear. By defiantly writing poetry all over his prison cell walls “meaning” and “Passion” was discovered, hope and a sound vision was realized. Quite literally, poetry saved his life.
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