Where am I

Where am II see nothingPerpetual darkness surrounds meI cannot move yet I sense others around meWhere am I I hear voicesTinged with fear and dreadCrying out to God’sI’ve never heard before Where am I I say a prayer to my godBut I fear he has forsaken meFor I hear nothingI feel nothing ShackledMy freedom taken … Continue reading Where am I

Stories

There out ThereWaitingFor a voiceA voice to speak them into existence Stories The lives of our ancestorsThe pain and strength they hadTheir want for freedomAnd their continuation to try Stories The childrenWhose lives were takenIn a fight that was not theirsBut then again it was The queensThose who took them to safetyThose who fought for … Continue reading Stories

Lives

I can’t fathomThe hatred for my peopleWhy do you hateThose who didn’t ask to come Walking the streetsMy head on a swivelBecause the color of my skinMakes me a weapon A target Killed with extreme prejudiceNo matter where we areOr what we doIf we are compliant We die In this day and timeNo one is … Continue reading Lives

When, Where, and Why?

WhenIt seems almost every daySomething happens to people of colorFrom being shot by “mistake”To being accosted on the sidewalkAnd pepper sprayed in your car. In uniformWhereEverywhere in these united states of amerikkkaIn the carOn the streetsIn your own neighborhoodMore things people of color can’t doWhyNo one knows (c)kingpen2021 Books by Mr. Anthony Arnold can be … Continue reading When, Where, and Why?