Category Archives: violence

In My Dream: An Ode to Dr. King

(Maybe April 4th isn’t Martin Luther King, Jr. Day but it’s the day that in 1967 he most vocally spoke out against the war in Vietnam and the day that in 1968 he was assassinated. My poem includes the majority of his … Continue reading

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If you remain silent

If you remain silent you will hear the sound  of the farmer’s heart breaking beneath the weight of the bulldozer   if you remain silent you will hear the sound  of olive branches breaking beneath the weight of the occupation … Continue reading

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Eden

We will erase you, all proof that you existed. This is our Eden, our canvas, blank and ready to paint our roots where yours grew.   Your eyes might watch us from your prison cells and graves and tears you … Continue reading

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Only The Bible Is Allowed To Be Sacred

Not even with a thirty meter telescope will we be able to see all the damage done to the ‘āina already we won’t see polluted aquifers and an ailing reef we won’t see the monk seals and turtles laying on … Continue reading

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Bow Your Heads

Bow your heads and pray and hear what he has to say this epitome of America, you’ll see how hate is manufactured    

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We Light These Candles

We light these candles for vigils, then we use them for burning crosses and for burning books, and look the hoods have all come off now  

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Moment Of Silence

We’re hooked on the stuff, addicted to violence and now, a moment of silence………………. ………………………………. …………now where were we oh, in front of the TV.    

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