Saturday, July 27, 2013
Poets: We Stand Our Ground
I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.~Aude Lorde
Poetry is political. It is controversial. If we fail to tackle the issues of our day as a community, then we're failing our world and ourselves. Brian, it's been more than a week. For many, the injustice has not become old news.
In rememberance of Trayvon Martin, we stand our ground. We stand in opposition. We continue the struggle to remove the bullseye off our children's backs.
Your silence will not protect you. ~ Audre Lorde
Below is a short list of works in response to the Zimmerman verdict.
A poem after Tisha b'Av
WATER FROM THE SOURCE
I Stand My Ground with my words
A love letter from a gun to a hoodie
Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik
At Black and Gray, you will get politics, controversy, love, anger and loss. This blog respresents the spectrum of my life and my views. My views are biased. I respect your right to share your honest and candid views as well. I welcome debate and difference. One requirement: Focus on message. Do not attack the messenger. We don't have to agree to have intelligent discourse.
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