quit your shit america, revisited

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quit your sh!t america!

how in the hell is my black skin more threatening than a white suspect with an assault rifle ’round his neck?!

the way they let that boy flee the scene while people were shouting “he just shot someone” is total disrespect.

 

come on! 

what’s it gonna take for the black man, woman, and child to belong?

why the whitewashed media protect racists with assault rifles yet call me a terrorist for holding a sign stating i too belong?

 

from the emmett till generation to black lives matter, we’ve been singing the same ol’ song.

how many times must we state i too america?!

 

why the all lives matter fanatics only tough on when the defendants are brown or black?

tell me, how do those that purport pro-life fail to stake their claim when the slain is black?

if it’s make america great again,

when we gonna talk about her heinous acts?

when gop revisionists rile white supremacists with rhetoric like “take our country back,”

are you not taken aback?

today marks 65 years since the ideologue of make america great again murdered emmett till 

yet still, the murderous pack is murdering us still.

 

if democracy is dialogue,

when we gonna talk about how the hits are being orchestrated from capitol hill?

from jim crow to cointelpro,

this nation’s been wielding legislation as agents of oppression.

if the pen is mightier than the sword,

when we gonna expound stop and frisk and stand your ground as systemic weapons?

 

if you ask me why i’m no longer talking to white people about race,

i will tell you: the fear of a black man, 

i mean the presumption of reasonable suspicion is no reason to view my black skin as a weapon.

how many of our unarmed brothers and sisters must die before racial bias is called into question?

to be specific, why the snark remarks against blm protesters yet the constant need to decriminalize catholic priest, woody allen, and other caucasian child molesters?

 

the next time you decide to portray protesters as looters,

be sure to illustrate how the secretary of state stole an election.

how many members of the gop must we see steal an election before voter suppression is called into question?

if black people don’t vote,

why the constant need to enact voter suppression?

don’t believe the hype, we need every eligible voter to exercise the right to vote in this election.

 

when the experts on how not to get shot and whatnot retort the killing of an unarmed young man with character assassination,

how do you not see something is really wrong with this nation?

if you’re black in america, they will kill you then assassinate your character on every news station in the nation.

why the agenda to emasculate the black male on all occasions?

 

why the all-seeing eye wanna televise effeminate depictions?

why the airwave frequencies target our youth with promiscuity and glorified tales of drug addiction?

first they kill our image of self

then they leave us in food deserts with doritos, hot cheetos, and soda.

how effective can the police be

when every brother or sister that looks like me fits the description

and johnny law has a bloodthirst to reach a quota?

 

when the american dream begins to feel like a nightmare, one has no choice but to stay woke.

my poems are not poems, 

and i say that to say, if there is to be any hope,

every black person in america must march to the probate court, exercise your 2nd amendnent rights

then unify resistance on November 3rd with a vote.

 

@steviestreets quit your sh!t america, revisited

Introvert Season

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Introvert Season
Helps my stay at home haiku.
I’m in my bubble.

 

Pandemic Playlists,
Headphones, a notepad, and pen,
Making use of time.

 

-Stevie
stay at home haiku
number fifty-eleven
or something like that 🤣

The Time is Now

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gentle reminder:
DO IT NOW!
Ask yourself
“What would I do if I only had the time?”
then START WHERE YOU STAND
in this moment and time.
THE TIME IS NOW!

-@Stevie #thepowerofnow #poem | The Time is Now

Love Fiercely

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Love Fiercely!

Breathe deep and do more of what makes you happy while you can.

Book The Flight!

Dance in the rain and write your name in the sand.

Stay close to people who feel like sunlight,

Give this world good energy,

And Shine your light on the world.

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,

Give people their flowers while they’re here,

And Spread love like it’s your last day in this world.

I mean, if you had 24 hours to love,

What would you say? What would you do?

The perfect time never arrives,

Don’t wait to compliment her eyes,

Don’t hesitate to tell her she is beautiful.

If you love that woman,

You better send her flowers with notecards that read Just Because – just because!

If you know she’d be missed immensely,

You better not wait until she’s gone to appreciate all that she was.

 

If time was running out,

Would you personify Sade’s I Couldn’t Love You More?

If I told you you are a Beautiful Surprise,

Would you leave me like Meshell Ndegeocello – Outside Your Door?

When I remind you:

Such pretty hair

And whisper so beautiful in your ear,

Am I wrong to think Forever My Lady?

How do you suppose I have a type when you are the prototype, sweet lady?

Would hear my love language in my silence?

Would you see the smile in my heart speaks of I think I’m in love again?

If ever I should get a little shy,

Shall I serenade thee with a little If I Should Ever Fall In Love Again?

And should emotions make you cry sometimes,

May you tell me When Will I See Your Smile Again?

 

When I wish that you were mine,

Shall I summon thee with A Ribbon In The Sky or My Cherie Amour?

If time is like a clock in my heart,

Would you Show Me Love like Alicia and Miguel sang, when I walk through the door?

If I told you I love you in place where there’s no space or time,

Would ye sideways, upside down, ceiling or the ground,

Each hour – each second – each minute – each day?

When I text you should be here,

Would reply smiling face with 3 hearts, on the way?

I mean, how could you tell me leave when you mean stay,

When those pretty brown eyes say you’ve already played with the idea of me being here,

Although it’s getting late

And your smile is beaming of woke up this morning – (is it the way) on replay?

 

@StevieStreets #hopelessromantic Love Fiercely (Everything I Never Told You revisited)

 

Black Love Matters Too

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“Black women deserve a love that doesn’t require suffering first.” –Unknown

 

BLACK LOVE MATTERS
And for that matter
Black Mental Health Matters.

 

Who taught you to make Black Women feel like they don’t deserve?!
How long before you realize love is a verb?
Come on, Black Man,
When you gonna give that Black Woman the love that she deserves?

 

I mean,
Why do Black Girls learn to love from a hurt place?
I mean,
If happiness looks good on her,
Why must ye be the one to put tears on her face?
On second thought,
If the Black Woman is GOD,
Why don’t ye love her religiously,
Worship her African features,
And impart the divine grace that allows her to love from a safe place?

 

Don’t you know,
You should love her fiercely,
Erase her insecurities,
And give her a sense of security?

 

Why don’t ye train your Black Boys to recompense Black Women
For the generations that failed to offer her the surety of intimacy,

Peace of mind and other sensibilities?

 

Should the Black Family be repaired,
The Black Man must draw upon the innate propensity to uplift Black Women, immensely.

 

If energy is kinetic,
the prophecies are Kemetic,
How long before the Black Man propels the Black Woman forward?
How long before ye love the Black Woman endlessly
And reciprocate the same intensity that she offers in support of your well-being and natural abilities?

 

My poems are not poems
and I say that to say:
As long as I can remember,
I remember how brokenhearted Black Women have loved wholeheartedly.
But you don’t hear me though…

Why is it so easy for a Black Woman to take pieces of a man and love him wholeheartedly?
Dear Black Woman,
I apologize for not giving you my full attention and loving you half-heartedly.

 

To the women I’ve once loved,
For those moments when I was emotionally unavailable,
This is my public apology.

 

If the Black Man, Woman, and Child embody the sun, moon, and stars,
I jus’ wanna gallivant the cosmos,
Collect pennies from heaven,
Adore the moonlight in your hair,
Then come back earth to earth reciprocity.

 

If my nostalgic ways are to expound sentiments of sankofa,
I jus’ wanna look around,
Bask in Black Love,
And resound Ancient Kemetic Philosophy.

 

–@StevieStreets #protectblackwomanhood #poem | Black Love Matters Too

Blue Sapphire: A Few Jewels for The Virgo

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Peace to the strong communicators coming across the Himalayas.

Virgo season has arrived like a flower in bloom.

If you ain’t know, Virgo is not phased by retrograde,
Virgos gallivant the cosmos and rule mercury retrograde from sun rising to waning moon.

If it’s any consolation, the virgo constellation falls in correlation with the Queen of 10,000 moons.

It’s out of this world how this earth sign be guided by the Goddess Isis from Venus to Neptune.

O how they don’t want you to know The Virgin in virgo zodiac is Great Mother Isis – from the pyramid text.

I don’t know why the Greeks chose to depict Amun as Zeus,
what I know for sure is the virgo glyph in hieroglyphs begins to put the virgo maiden with a sheath of wheat in context.

But don’t mind me,
I tend to think knowledge infinite and my 9-ether is divine.

Please don’t let me be misunderstood,
I got a thing for the throat chakra, blue kyanite, and the divine feminine mind.

@StevieStreets #ode to the #virgo | Blue Sapphire: A Few Jewels for The Virgo

NAH: An Introversion / Introvert Problems Poem

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Introverts be like:
Nah, I have plans.
Sorry, I can’t hang out with you.

And by plans, we mean:
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and/or Hulu.

Please dont judge me,
I find solace in the solitude;
BOOKS ARE MY BEST FRIENDS.

That is unless you too know THE BOOK WAS BETTER!
Then and only then, can ye #quietly be considered a friend.

And by quietly, I mean:
An occasional nod.
And should you ever attempt to force communication,
I will be forced to channel my inner Virgo and tune you out.

My poems are not poems…
this for the quiet ones that understand loud and clear what I am talking about. 🤓

-INFJ, @StevieStreets | NAH: an introversion / introvert problems poem

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#codeofthestreets:
My alone time is for everyone’s benefit. -Unknown / #introvertquotes

Forcibly and Against Her Will

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Call me old fashioned but I still believe A WOMAN’S DECISION is a woman’s decision.

I mean, how can the same idiots that oppose Affordable Health Care impose bill in the best interest of women?

Are we supposed to forget Georgia has the highest maternal mortality rates in the United States?

I mean, how could the same state that put educators in prison possibly care about fetal life? When are we gonna talk about juveniles being sentenced as adults in this state?

Don’t worry we’ll Reclaim Georgia by electing delegates that actually confer with the constituent body.

Question: How do you suppose we #endrapeculture while legislation is being forced to take hold of a woman’s body?

I don’t understand why the State of Georgia wants control of a woman’s body…

Does anyone else see the elephant in the room?

Can’t you see, they’re stripping “the rights” right off of women? How long must ye pretend to turn a blind eye?!

How’d we’d let these weak men legislate rape? Why isn’t the LIFE Act considered as a form of forcible rape? I mean, Kemp just signed a bill to coerce consent of a woman’s body!

My poemsvarevnot poems…
and I say that to say: May the words “Forcibly and Against Her Will” resound throughout the room.

But don’t mind me, I just tend to think rape occurs when the victim may be legally incapable of consent…
Then again, who am I to ponder historical legal definitions, the police shoot and kill people that look like me on Facebook Live and the grand jury seems to always find a way to turn a blind eye.

@StevieStreets #womensrights / #artisactivism #poem | Forcibly and Against Her Will

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📷: @naralprochoicega

When Did Rape Culture Become Pop Culture?

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Right wing fanatics have no regard for WOMENS RIGHTS!

When we gonna talk about how the idiots behind the hashtag i am the pro-life generation are staunch proponents of mass incarceration?

I mean, how did we put A WOMAN’S DECISION in the same hands that write tough on crime laws and death penalty legislation?

We can’t even get the GOP to talk sensibly about gun reform yet they expect me to believe HB481 should be used to determine life?!

If you ask me why this heartbeat bill breaks my heart, I will ask you: Where is your regard for life when women are raped?

How does Ed Setzler (and the Republicans who campaigned on conservative values) plan to eradicate the State of Georgia’s sex trafficking epidemic?

When did A WOMAN’S CHOICE become pandemic? When you gonna see we need more euthenics and less eugenics?

I guess anything goes but Kavanaugh is still a nah; I don’t understand how a man accused of rape was not recused from the Supreme Court Justice of the United States.

When did rape culture become pop culture? This can’t be America!

Then again, we let a man who alluded to sexual assault become President of the United States of America.

Sometimes I wonder: Why do assault rifles get more support than survivors of sexual assault in America?

How does “a state that values life” impinge the toughest abortion bill in the country?

Is it me – or did the LIFE Act kill the morale of women throughout the country?

My poems are not poems…
And I say that to say: I jus’ wanted to illustrate how I stand with those that want to Reclaim Georgia and draw attention to the state with the highest maternal mortality rate in the country.

@StevieStreets #awomanknowsherbody #poem | When Did Rape Culture Become Pop Culture?

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LEGO for The Blind

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To Help Children Learn Braille, Lego Will Introduce Bricks Designed For The Blind: https://n.pr/2W8pLQH

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#codeofthestreets:

IMPACT > Income!
This is how you make a difference in the world.

Shout out to LEGO for recognizing: IMPACT is greater than Income.

This is literacy outreach at its best! –
This is what Helen Keller meant when she implied vision is better than sight. –
This is how you tear down barriers and BUILD A BETTER WORLD.

@StevieStreets #unorthodoxtribe #poem | LEGO for The Blind