Monthly Archives: June 2020

Erigiendo Un Monumento Al Soldado Confederado Que No Quiso Ir A La Guerra

Actual Confederate Boy Soldier War Photo Surrounded by Flowers Alice Walker 2018-08-24

Raising A Memorial To The Confederate Soldier Who Did Not Want To Go To War

for Larry.

Copyright 2018 by Alice Walker

I have been so impressed by the black women who are at the forefront of the effort to remove the statues of Confederate soldiers from public squares and college campuses… Continue reading

Michael Meade, Living Myth Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

One enlightened teacher is worth more than all the warmongering chieftains who’ve ever lived. ~AW

 

Un maestro ilustrado es más valioso que todos los jefes guerreristas que en
toda la vida hayan existido.~AW/MV

 

Source: At the Crossroads of Change Living Myth Podcast 

 Photo Source:  Nation of Change

What you have to say, Sister of the arresting sign, is powerful and right.  The moment we begin to see we are being manipulated, set up to riot, to lose our dignity, our freedom and our lives is the very moment, as if by magic, we begin to see we need not shop.  Better to… Continue reading

 

The World Rising

©2017 by Alice Walker

 

 The world rising
Can put an end
To anything:
The murder of children
Whales
Elephants
Oceans.
Get up.  Roll over
On that part
Of you
That will not
Welcome
Recognize
Encourage
Or even see
Our rise.
A compassionate roll:
We must be done
With cruelty
Especially to ourselves,
To start again
Beaming like the… Continue reading

LA AMARGA POESÍA DE AMÉRICA

George Floyd Protest Minneapolis 2020-05-29 Alice Walkers GardenMore to come. Yes. ~AW

 

THE BITTER POETRY OF AMERICA

“Mama”by George Floyd

These are the last words of George Floyd, a 46-year-old man who died as a US police officer pinned him down, kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes:

“It’s my face man
I didn’t do nothing serious man
please
please
please I can’t… Continue reading

Una Bota En La Garganta
 

 
A Poem from Cuba:

A BOOT ON A THROAT
By Manuel Garcia Verdecia
For George Floyd

A boot is a sign
Of man’s intelligence
To create all that eases his life.
But a boot on a throat
Is not just an object
Out of place and function.
A boot on a throat
Is not a stumble by mistake… Continue reading

Dejen Que Carque Con La Culpa

 

Let Me Take the Blame

©2020 by Alice Walker

Let me take the blame;
I have learned
I can carry it.
Soon we will both
Be going
Without luggage
To the Far country
Of Different Realities;
So far
We may meet
Once more
Only in our dreams.
And will we dream there?
Let me take the blame.

Dejen… Continue reading

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