PO' Poets


For Mama Solteras (Single Mamas) in poverty and my Mama Dee...

Thank-u mama(s)
fo feeding me healthy to run fast and always see clear

without any money near

 

for dreaming always of mo betta even tho

u were filled wit so much sorrow

 

for living through evictions and endless poverty

and never giving up the dedication

to something u saw in me

 

fo saving me from pedophile glances

and teaching me all your ritmo and carrying my soul  through so many dances

 

Ocama…. Ocama – Ocama.. Pachamama (Listen, Listen, Listen Mother Earth)

 

Ocama…. Ocama – Ocama.. Pachamama

 

For all Taino of Borike'n, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Beyond

 

Ocama… mama

 

Ripped of skin

Blood and kin

 

Spirits and medicine

Called a sin

Osama bin Ladin is dead?

Osama bin Ladin is dead?

Osama bin Ladin is dead,
my next door neighbor
asks if I am red
(communist)

I am just telling it
like it is, I say,
suggesting he is too
easily led
(and, no, I am some
sort of anarchist, I
say, in the deep
privacy of my head)

Foreclosures, poverty,
hunger, slavery, war,
rape, oil theft, and
more, you see--
why should Osama
bin Ladin's death
mean much to me?

My Ancestors Cried

My Ancestors Cried

We went from creating art for survival,

to selling our art and culture to survive

sold and bought by the colonizers at a museums, art galleries.

 

While some of my people eat cheese and wine,

we get bought and sold creating genocide


Our Ancestors said art is done by the people

for the people not for rich colonizers

 

But we lost our way our culture, our art, our self

Save Dee and Tiny! Pt 1

The story of Dee and tiny, the previously homeless, currently at-risk mother daughter art duo, and co-editors of POOR Magazine/PoorNewsNetwork is a many layered, multi-colored panopoly of poverty, struggle and myth...

Save Dee and Tiny! Pt 2

The story of Dee and tiny, the previously homeless, currently at-risk mother daughter art duo, and co-editors of POOR Magazine/PoorNewsNetwork is a many layered, multi-colored panopoly of poverty, struggle and myth...

Save Dee and Tiny! Pt 3

The story of Dee and tiny, the previously homeless, currently at-risk mother daughter art duo, and co-editors of POOR Magazine/PoorNewsNetwork is a many layered, multi-colored panopoly of poverty, struggle and myth...

Save Dee and Tiny! Pt 4

The story of Dee and tiny, the previously homeless, currently at-risk mother daughter art duo, and co-editors of POOR Magazine/PoorNewsNetwork is a many layered, multi-colored panopoly of poverty, struggle and myth...

Save Dee and Tiny! Pt 5

The story of Dee and tiny, the previously homeless, currently at-risk mother daughter art duo, and co-editors of POOR Magazine/PoorNewsNetwork is a many layered, multi-colored panopoly of poverty, struggle and myth...

Save Dee and Tiny! Pt 6

The story of Dee and tiny, the previously homeless, currently at-risk mother daughter art duo, and co-editors of POOR Magazine/PoorNewsNetwork is a many layered, multi-colored panopoly of poverty, struggle and myth...

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