Livin' On Edge by Joseph Di Lullo - [1 words]
Here On This Side Again by Joseph Di Lullo - [1 words]
I Need by R Bennett Okerstrom This is a song about never really knowing what you had until it's gone. [124 words]
Asylum Of My Soul by R Bennett Okerstrom Nowhere to go. [36 words]
Six by R Bennett Okerstrom What would you do with only six days? [68 words]
Shattered Dream by R Bennett Okerstrom The result of betrayal by one's best friend and one's girlfriend. [141 words]
Seed by R Bennett Okerstrom Are eight lines enough? [44 words]
I Am The Depiction Of A Soul Unraveled by Olef Ransom Saulles - [90 words]
Karen . . . by Olef Ransom Saulles - [85 words]
Someone Like You by R Bennett Okerstrom - [74 words]
Self Inside by Daniel Birnbaum - [67 words]
The 5-String by Thomas Maddener - [152 words]
Temporary Dreams by R Bennett Okerstrom - [36 words]
Sounds Of A Summer Countryside by R Bennett Okerstrom - [113 words]
Remember The....... by Irisha Wiggins A poem about growing up in Newark enjoying the simple things in life. I don't expect everyo... [80 words]
Red Bewilderment by William W. Degravelles A poem for those with too great a pride for our country [94 words]
Questions by Fizzgig McArthur My latest work, a triumphant return to the pen. [105 words]
Proverbs by Janae D Anthony - [220 words]
No Title. (Inthespiritofcoltrane) by Martin De Leon ... [116 words]
My Three Loves by Richard Koss A poem about the three things in life that keep a man going. (At least from one man's perspectiv... [101 words]
J by Jane Elen Could be a song, could be a poem. It's been in a notebook of mine for a few weeks. Five bucks (not really) to... [106 words]
Imperfection by R Bennett Okerstrom - [62 words]
If I Could Only Sing Like Dean Martin by Bruce The Mtndewpoet It was sort of a tribute to a man I envied -- as an actor. The characters... [207 words]
Howling Child by Anndoc - [196 words]
His Blood by Janae D Anthony The crucifixion of Christ. [252 words]
Crickets Even Sound Indifferent by Anndoc Relationships change and pain is a function of growth. But indifference is dea... [152 words]
A Lonely Valentine's Day by Irisha Wiggins A girl who is missing her past boyfriend on this day that should be so perfect [110 words]
Voodoo Travelers by William W. Degravelles Read it and tell me what you think it is. [90 words]
Ugly Love Poems by Tony Seljuk exactly what the title say, my friend. [914 words]
Rain by Philip Banik - [48 words]
Pulse by Redell Turner Love, confusion and normalcy questioned. [93 words]
New Drug by Philip Banik - [115 words]
My Wife Is Missing by Richard Koss A poem (well sort of a poem) which raises the question of who is most dear to us. [117 words]
I Went To Sleep Sober But I Woke Up Drunk by L Chapman - [179 words]
Hypocrisy by Philip Banik - [60 words]
Hick Life by L Chapman - [143 words]
For The Tears Of Angels by The Workshop There isn't much to say about this really, except that the author is quite clearly pond... [57 words]
Empty Space by Lissa N Metz-Gomez - [69 words]
Bleeder by Redell Turner Can I get back to you on this one? [73 words]
Beneath A Giant Oak Tree by Daniel Birnbaum - [95 words]
An Enduring by Daniel Birnbaum - [69 words]
A Hold by Daniel Birnbaum - [28 words]
Existence Bound by Redell Turner - [112 words]
Why Do You Like Me by Ranay Mueller This poem I wrote based on what celebrities or just about anyone would think about why someo... [99 words]
Where You're Headed by Mary Jo Javier - [162 words]
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Ancestral Voices is a compelling work, which creatively entwines the experiences of people of color. Moreover, this collection of poetry explores profound issues within the lives of people of color by a narration of words that dance to a hypnotic beat, mourn to a sorrowful song and hope to an uplifiting gospel. Ancestral Voices proves that poetry can not only tell a story through words but compels the reader to awaken all senses. It is time to experience the Ancestral Voice!
The author is currently pursuing a degree in Marketing and a minor in African Studies in Houston, Texas.
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From: Grandma Sings Songs....
Grandma sings songs
sing songs of pain,
sing songs about laboring in the great big house,
about picking cotton in dreary rain,
sings songs about being a slave.
Grandma sings songs.
Grandma sings songs,
sings songs of trouble,
sings songs about when my daddy Carl, helped to burst Jim Crow's bubble.
Grandma sings songs.
From: I prayed
When it was dark and the sky was a royal velveteen blue,
I heard a voice gently whisper "I prayed for you."
I prayed for you, my little red boy,
that you would not be a victim to anyone's ploy.
I prayed for you.
When the sky was dark and the sky was a royal, velveteen blue,
I looked in the brightness in my little son's eyes and whispered
I prayed for you.
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