Tag Archives: Apartheid

We Pluck Flowers

We pluck flowers from the garden and make a bouquet   we pluck strings on the guitar and make music   we pluck feathers from a chicken and make a meal   we pluck people from their homes and villages, … Continue reading

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belly dancing on the dashboard

from May 2014 Bury my heart Here Because mine eyes have seen enough Suffering My eyes have seen enough Of man’s inhumanity to man But this isn’t a Robert Burns poem… This is holy land Where the sand is flying … Continue reading

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P is for PEACE

P is for the peace that eludes you A is for the army that occupies you L is for your stolen land E is for the equality you long for S is for solidarity, we stand with you T is … Continue reading

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Jordan River Blues

I’ve got the Jordan River blues they’ve got me on the news, I’m drowning. Rivers of blood flowing carloads of tourists going wine-tasting and manger praying eating stolen olives we’re black sheep grazing too far out while I’m walking on … Continue reading

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Salty Tears

1/17/2015 I have yet to find a bridge and I’ve struggled to pick a poison I’ve only been able to pull the trigger on one-way tickets to the middle of the Pacific where the suicidal thoughts wash away with each … Continue reading

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Inshallah

It was easy to forget, too easy, in fact though I remembered from time to time, I still forgot and I promised I would never forget, promised I would be back before long, Inshallah, but I forgot and this summer … Continue reading

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First They Came For The Black People: An Ode To Lady Justice

visions of people in my dreams lines and lines of left, right left behind leave all your belongings you won’t need them giant computer screens names and numbers from tattooed bar-codes scanned by young women progress IBM stock rising again … Continue reading

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