CrossRhodes

Silent Trumpet

Excerpt from “CrossRhodes” by Author Lindsey F. Rhodes Silent Trumpet The revolution will not be televised Vices of a man that was well publicized Old school wisdom through social commentary To take heed or not to heed; results may vary… Read More ›

Sour Notes

Excerpt from “CrossRhodes” by Author Lindsey F. Rhodes Sour Notes Circa ’79 a movement surfacing from the underground Rhythmic four beat counts emerging with this new sound Boom boxes, graffiti, tagging, to that b-boy stance Countless battles ensuing on who… Read More ›

Black Roses

Excerpt from “CrossRhodes” by Author Lindsey F. Rhodes Black Roses A beautiful tragedy damaging mahogany in the making Heightened voices interjects the soul into rhythmic shaking Inanimate objects and fantastic dreams are suddenly the new found companions from lighters to… Read More ›

Renewal

Excerpt from “CrossRhodes” by Author Lindsey F. Rhodes Renewal Opportunity was sent knocking on desperation’s door Thinking subconsciously if there is more Out there than ever before Searching for fragments of fragility on the floor Curiosity has become the navigational… Read More ›

House Rules

Excerpt from “CrossRhodes” by Author Lindsey F. Rhodes House Rules Punch the clock just to earn a wage Locking up righteous ones confined into a cage From pre-maturation to the elderly; forever a slave With little or nothing left to… Read More ›

The G.O.O.D. Life

Excerpt from “CrossRhodes” by Author Lindsey F. Rhodes The G.O.O.D. Life Toes on the line readying for the rat race Conformity is emphasized for all to remain in place Frivolous spending all in the name of credit While exhausting a… Read More ›

Black, Blue, and Yellow

Excerpt from “CrossRhodes” by Author Lindsey F. Rhodes Black, Blue, and Yellow Premeditated often predicated on animalistic instinct Nature of the beast attack first; asking questions is how they think Maintaining within the realms of the “law” The trio was… Read More ›

Shampoo and Conditioner

Excerpt from “CrossRhodes” by Author Lindsey F. Rhodes Shampoo and Conditioner Pointless propaganda with the cerebral cortex being lathered On with the shows that are on television while the sheep are being gathered Whatever happens to reading, writing, and arithmetic… Read More ›

Passing the Plate

Excerpt from “CrossRhodes” by Author Lindsey F. Rhodes Passing the Plate Dressed to the nines in the finest attire Belted out spirituals to take you higher Jumping and stomping until you perspire Singing a sing-a-long with the choir Giving testimonials… Read More ›

F.E.D. U.P.

Excerpt from “CrossRhodes” by Author Lindsey F. Rhodes F.E.D. U.P. Screw all the elitists who try to defeat us Keeping us behind bars like shell-toed adidas Eugenics, the new extraction Depletion of the masses and ideals through cultural subtraction Undivided… Read More ›