Monthly Archives: February 2015

THE SLAIN CHILDREN OF PALESTINE
HOLD COUNCIL IN PARADISESunflowers Alicewalkersgarden Alice Walker Slain Children of Palestine Hold Council in Paradise

 

THE SLAIN CHILDREN OF PALESTINE HOLD COUNCIL IN PARADISE
©2015 by Alice Walker

Who knew death would be like this?

A young boy considers reconnecting a limb
And looks down thoughtfully
At an eye.  An eye that looks
Casually around Paradise
Which turns out to be
Everywhere.

Who knew
We would learn so much… Continue reading

February 2015

THE SMOKING GUN STILL IN HAND: SPYING ON, AND CENSORSHIP OF WRITERS OF CONSCIENCE

Claude McKay

 

U.S. NEWS

New documents show the FBI spied on ‘notorious negro’ writers for decades

ALISON FLOOD, THE GUARDIAN

09 FEB 2015 AT 12:58 ET                   

Newly declassified documents from the FBI reveal how the US federal agency… Continue reading

 

 This photo is called:  Surprised Iranian Children

 

Mongers of War

©2015 by Alice Walker

Are you awake yet?
How awake are you?
Do you know what War is?
How well do you know?

Do you know how devoted
Warmongers
Are to War?

How they love it?

More than mothers and babies.
More than grandkids.
More than fresh water and clean soil… Continue reading

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Bob Nesta Marley, Siempre 
To Win (for Bob Marley’s birthday:  February 6th)
©2015 by Alice Walker

Be what they do not want:
Be thoughtful.
Be skilled at loving.
Be of good heart.
Be of the world tribe.
Who torments
The sacred
Rest of us
Lacks confidence
In his own
Worthiness
To stand
Shameless
Even poor
And sing.

 

          

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