Sunday, April 20, 2014

7 "Dark Girls"--A Look At Colorism and Internalized Racism In The Black Co...

The Issue of Colorism….
How much have you internalized?
How does it inform who you are?
How you think?
How you speak?
How you articulate and express yourself/others?
How you see yourself in yourself?
Are you aware of the toxicity of internalized racism, it's a CANCER of the mind. Its psychological warfare!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

10 ...Entitled...

I am entitled to all you can do for me

It doesn’t matter if it seats you uncomfortably

Fulfilling my every need is your destiny

Frankly speaking, everything damn thing is about me

You are required to give without question

No need to fight or threaten insurrection

I am simply here to provide direction by satisfying your need for external validation

It is the perfect synergy of reciprocity

You give

I take

D.S.B.Rhapsody(c) All rights reserved.

Shortened revised version

Sunday, April 6, 2014

21 Foggy Friday

Rain & Fog

Friday was a rainy day. It rained all day. It was a day filled with moisture and muted light. I don’t mind the rain; in fact I love the rain. What I take issue with is the fog, the condensation in the atmosphere that made it challenging me to see clearly where I was going. It became more difficult to see that few yards it took me to walk to my home.

Here is a visual…..of my Foggy Friday



D.S.B.Rhapsody©All rights reserved.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

18 SILENCE (Being Still in it)

hands & flower

It is required when one stops learning.
When growth is stunted,
Muted into stagnancy,
Clogging the ears,
The eyes,
The heart.
The stench of incessant noise decays,
Contaminates the mind
Suffocating oxygen,
Rutting comprehension,
Disconnecting and misdirecting,
Bleeding the psyche
Impregnating insidious callousness
An internal, external death
Be silent
Be still
Do some introspection
Heal the disconnection.
Get some direction
Be still
Be silent
Get the lesson
DSB Rhapsody © 2007
I am here, in this reflective place, a self-imposed valley chosen specifically for thinking and being. I am in silence, observing silence, it’s tenets, seeking truth in the echoes of what has been and what is. I am poised with an open mind, starved, parched and ready to capture feed my mind and quench my body with pearls of wisdom and gems of understanding embedded in the lessons. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2 Sexual Violation - The Truth Without Photoshop by Official P4CM Poet Janette...ikz

Any kind of violation impacts the psyche
Sexual violation is especially impactful
It is not only a raping of the body it is a raping of the mind, the spirit, the soul
It is a forever altering of who you could have been
Had you not been
Forever changed

Thursday, March 20, 2014

18 The Nature Of Things

The stillness of the evening flows effortlessly
No input needed from humanity
It moves steadily on its own volition
Casting shadows into the vanishing light
Playing peek-a-boo it announces the closing daylight
Its majestic glow fading little by little
Graciously giving way for the moon’s foray
Regally it saunters in center stage
A radiant back drop chorused by artificial luminosity
Car lights
Street lights
Store lights
House lights
Come on simultaneously
Like a great symphony
It all moves in harmony

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