Fake News, for sure.

Fake News, for sure.Donald Trump has achieved morethan using the term ‘fake news’.For those that hear,he has uncloakedthe recorded historyof these U.S. of America.What’s a better termthan ‘fake news’,to shed lighton the self-deception,home of the brave,land of the...

just thinking Out Loud.

Just thinking out loud.President elect Biden’s day,Wednesday, January 20thhas been curtailedby Covid 19and a possible, plannedtroop buildup to keepfolks away fromWashington.The threat of violencein each state capitolhas created fearin many of us.Celebrating a new...

Now, let’s sit and watch.

Nowlet’s sitand watch.All I hear today (these 2 days after)the Capitol Bldg. raid is Trump did thisTrump caused thatTrump Trump TrumpGet rid of racist TrumpI hear it from Black folksI hear it from White folksI hear out from all the folksthat don’t support Mr....

Honestly,

Honestly, I am angry,but not surprisedby the Capitol Bldg.invasion by white folks.I cannot believemany people of colorliving in our demoncracy are shocked by the images.I am listening to NPRhosts and guests chatting,but not about the foundation of systemic N. American...

“Storm the White House.”

“Storm the White House.”NowI sit hereimagininghow our media,both left and rightwould be portraying 1000’s of Black protesterscrashing into the White House.Reviewing our North Americanracist history tells me there’d beBlack bodies strewn all over the...

an Out Loud View

an Out Loud ViewOctober 16. 2020Trump, Kurds, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, ISIS, Russia, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. of A.The Kurds don’t own or control a recognized land mass. In 1925 Kurdistan was divided up between Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria. The Kurds...

a Happy Heart

a Happy Heart You know folks, I have left Vietnam but it has never left me. Imagine boys to men given guns to kill just because . . . I am 21 and want to feel what it feels liketo feel. * Four guns in our battery. Two 8 inches and Two 175’s. Our 175 mm gun is...

Combat Snippets (revised)

Combat Snippets (revised) With time on their handsthey wait in the jungle. We fire day and nightto insure they die there.*The silent womanholds her little childon outstretched arms. The convoy passes,refusing to accepther dead offering.*I’m on guard dutyhigh and...

Color Full Words

Color Full Words Martin Luther King and Robert E. Leecelebrate the same national day,in more than one united state. When the first Europeans arrived,freedom of where I live endedfor those of us, already here. Being in tune with living life was burned shot starvedand...

“Look who’s going home.”

“Look who’s going home.” It’s the Tet offensive 1968.We are firing day and night.All birds are knocked deadby the artillery concussion.The jungle is eerily silent. Jennings is a mess sergeantalways busting our asses.A chopper brings in the...

Conflict Snippets

Conflict Snippets. *With time on their hands,they wait in the jungle. We fire day and nightto insure they die there.*Memorial The wailing womanholds her little childon outstretched arms. The convoy passesrefusing to accepther dead offering.*Sittin’ all alonein...

More Snippets

More Snippets*False Gods Let us stopand give thanks for the know howto build bombs that maintain peacehere on earth. Amen.*Flies pass the timestuck to paper on the ceilingin the bathroom.*Marble Head proof of lifechiseledin cold stone.*Do somethingwith your life. Love...

I shout, “I’m coming.”

I shout, “I’M COMING. ” The sun is hotter today.The stink is worse. coagulatedblood n gutsflies(where there used to be eyes)bits n piecesbody partscollectedin zippered bags “You got 10 minutes to chow down!” Lunch timeC rations, a plastic...

Pioneer,

Pioneer,a person who is among the first to exploreor settle a new country or area. Settler,a person who moves with a group of othersto live in a new country or area. The first pioneers to this land mass, arrived here(it is estimated)between 25,000 and 12,000 years...

Forget

Vietnam, a long agostill changing story.be hear live now. war is warnot confined to yesteryearor even yesterday. You want war?Have a ‘my way’ fight. I’m right. No. I’m right. you want war?It’s not mine to givereceive accept whatever...

Fear

Fearin the present or of the futuremay be literal and not so. Literal,You are caged in chainsin an alien world,new language and customs. Forced to be with a matethat speaks another dialectjust to produce babies, to increase the supplyof colored people, called...