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POETRY

SHATTERED PIECES By Kevin Yarbor Last night I shared my secret with the moon. I began to confess a feeling from the depths of my heart on how close I dreamt of our relationship should be and just when I had expressed my compassion of lust, love and happiness, I felt your nearness then we […]

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NATURE’S TEACHERS

By ROBERT (ROCKY) COTÉ The air will teach you how to smell, the moon will teach you her mystic tale, the fire will teach you how to see, the sun will teach you what you must be. The water will teach you how to feel, the Gods will teach you how to heal, the earth […]

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THE BELTS MY FATHER WORE

By M. A. DAVIDSON I remember the belts my father wore, one for church, one for the chores. And when trouble came my way, I remember what my father would say, Son, which of these belts shall I use? This will hurt me, more than hurt you. I stood and stared at the belts on […]

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BEING HUMAN

By Naima of Climbing Poetree I wonder if the sun debates dawn some mornings not wanting to rise out of bed from under the down-feather horizon If the sky grows tired of being everywhere at once adapting to the mood swings of the weather If the clouds drift off trying to hold themselves together make […]

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Who Am I

By Michael Jackson What am I but a lost & lonely man, attempting to make it the best way I can. Who am I but someone who wants to be normal & sane, a person who’s struggling desperately to stop all the hurt and pain! Who am I but someone who unfortunately ended up in […]

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MEMORIES OF FREEDOM

By DAVID MARSH Will these walls that now surround me Be my future, then my end These cold steel bars before me Are my truth, I can’t pretend Are my memories of freedom Just a taste, forbidden fruit Are my visions for the future Out of reach, perhaps quite moot Will this gate that does […]

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THE CORDOBA RIGHTS

By WILLIAM CORDOBA You are being placed above the rest You have the right to smile, to wink at me, to blow me kisses, and to remain silent; any words you whisper, can and will be used against you in a court of love. You have the right to be represented in said court by […]

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SHINING LIGHT

By RAPHAEL CALIX Awsome and Wonderfull Voices lifting us up Inspiring in your delivery Of the Spirit of God Innocence of the soul On your faces shining With a joyful exuberance Singing/Acting/Dancing Here present with us all Inside the San Quentin Is the mighty presence Of the Lord

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MY JOURNEY TO AD SEG

By DAVID MARSH About one a month is usually my limit for Op/Ed pieces, and for this issue of our paper I had previously written my As I See It column on the subject of my kids and going home to face them, which I will be doing soon. But it was an easy call […]

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I’VE BEEN THERE

By Henry Montgomery Where trees grow inward Hiding their fruit from squirrels & crows Where afro’s symboled men of old Panthers & kings sported crowns & rings Worn by black queens Goddesses not bitches Our men hero’s not snitches Of modern times Or nigga’s that rhyme Without reason or story line I’ve been there… Where […]

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