Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

The Eyes Have It

The eyes of the prophets are crossed and the line is dotted signs are spotted in the crowd remove the shroud it’s too loud to think swim, don’t sink but crossed eyes blink Morse code teaching us to curse the winding … Continue reading

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September Tears

Forget about Afghanistan just keep your heads in the sand, and pay no mind to Iraq and only care about white, not black   and only care about white, not brown look away as cops shoot ’em all down and as … Continue reading

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We Buy The Bullets

Who said it was written that some folks should die, who told us that only their families can cry.   We’re all connected on this little blue dot. Whats that? A teenage boy was just shot.   They might not … Continue reading

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Break The Silence

My hands are red from blood thats shed my tongue was bitten another is dead   Betrayed with silence for too many years time now to break from all the fear   Slavery ended so too Jim Crow but we … Continue reading

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Red, White & Blues

Kids play cowboys and Indians grow into men and women play Muslims and Christians hooked on Red Man chewing tobacco and American Spirit cigarettes and t-shirt tans fade to skin cancer for white farmers fresh out of the army no … Continue reading

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America, 2005

Broken levees and broken bones a decade gone without house and home there’s no place for the heart get high on the fumes of political art as jam bands learn to play amazing grace sweet old ladies try hemming superman’s … Continue reading

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My letter to the IRS: War Tax Resistance

The following is the letter I mailed to the IRS a few days before tax day about my reasons for not paying federal income tax. This is the first year since leaving the military that I have had taxable income, … Continue reading

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