Sunday, November 4, 2012

Anonymous


From the fires that killed Coretta 
To the Remington That killed King 
The dragon has come 
Gentleman The dragon has come 
The chant of George Jackson's political death 
Fire breathed bullets leave a paper trail 
Red white & blue dollar bills 
Eject from the mouth of 
The Divine Ruler of The Ocean 
Into the hands That beat Emmett Till 
Into the hands of assassins 
Into the same bullets that took 
Liuzzo & X 
Like buckshots the never ending 
Roots expand sawed off at the CORE 
Tied around the necks of 

                                     Shwerner
                                                                       Goodman 
                                                       Chaney 
                                          Steers
                                                                       Doresy 
                                                      Scott 
                                     Nelson 
                                                                        Shipp 
                                                     Barksdale 
                                     Smith 
                                                                        Holbert 
                                                     Turner 





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20 comments:

Miranda said...

I love how you use colour in your poetry, so creative :)

Brian Miller said...

nice. its great to see you man....to see you writing again....still got the power....tying the imagery to the names...and hte use of color...this is tight...

emmett wheatfall said...

Incredible Anthony. You again inspire me with your brilliance.

ayala said...

Nice write and nice to see you again!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

This was a powerful and audacious piece of writing. Liked the staggered names at the end - suggests bloody lynchings. Inspired, my friend.

Brian Miller said...

whassup brother...was glad to see this on hte list tonight...smiles...

Mary said...

Your words awe me with their power. I too like your use of color to make your points.

Anna Montgomery said...

It does my heart good to seeing you writing and engaging and potent as ever. Rending and I was sick this morning when they reemphasized that in polls white men are still overwhelmingly for Romney. Social justice issues are as pertinent as ever. Your work always inspires me to action, that's a rare gift.

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

This was an amazing read. great talent you have friend

mrs mediocrity said...

The dragon has come, yes.... your words are always filled with such truth and power. So glad to see you here again.

Chic-Cherrie said...

Scary but honest.. the words we never like to hear in one sentence. well one can't say they weren't warned.

Kim Nelson said...

Anthony!!!! I wanted to hear this in a deep-toned voice set to bass-heavy music. Wait a minute... I DID! Great write.

Other Mary said...

This makes me feel sick and angry...in a good way. Powerful write.

Maureen said...

This begs to be heard.

anglachel27 said...

A gritty but necessary commemoration of sacrifice. Now more than ever, we need to remember history, all of it.
Gene

Arron Shilling said...

waaaaaaaaaasssssssssuuuuup! Back with a vengeance . . .
And the new look! Sleek too! And hitting the spark as ever . . . Anonymous? Never! Hearing you loud and clear
and all the better for it . . . Taking names - holding up a mirror: peace

Claudia said...

powerful as always...good to see you write again sir

James Rainsford said...

Very intriguing, but I'd need a little explanation to assist my understanding.

Beth Winter said...

Powerful and your formatting/color enhancements add impact.

Raajii said...

this is so powerful - I'd love to read more poetry by you :-)