Posts Tagged as "Poetry"

What it Means to be a Black Girl

June 26, 2018 / By and
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Ja’Nell Gore, Youth Perspective

 

It means dealing with ignorance every day till it seems as if you hear nothing else from people.

In the 661: Youth Voices for Kern – Ja’Nell Gore “Rise in Black Excellence”

May 30, 2018 / By and
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We are happy to launch our newest edition of In the 661: Youth Voices for Kern… in this special edition we’ll be highlighting local youth storytellers who are using their voice to change the narrative of how decision makers see health in our community.

Wings

June 16, 2012 / By
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Courtesy of Alan Murray-Rust for geograph.org.uk

How wicked a lifestyle we endure.

We awake to sorrow, an angle’s fallen agony,

filling the earth’s surface.

A Shooting Star Wish

June 16, 2012 / By
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Courtesy NASA

A bright night hits the ocean waves.

Ocean currents hit the soft sand.

I sit next to its bed, full of advantage and comfort,

it has made me endure.

Hate What A Simple Word

April 22, 2012 / By
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By GIBRAN MONCAYO/South Kern Sol 

Hate what a simple word

Hate a word that will dismay many

Hate is for the reason that many kill

All for in the name of hate

We were taught to be compassionate and loving

To treat our neighbors the way we want to be treated

With hate?

Wonderful Love

April 22, 2012 / By
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By GIBRAN MONCAYO/South Kern Sol

Love, ahh love what a wonderful word

The truth is that it wasn’t l o v e

It was just an illusion

Tricks up your sleeve and nothing up mine

See hearts break and are malleable

So I tried to change yours

Instead mine got torn

Ahhh love, love

Me

Never will you?

‘Cat And Mouse’

April 22, 2012 / By
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By GIBRAN MONCAYO/South Kern Sol

Do you mean everything you say?

Every line, word (you’ve said that’s) based on us, being together till the end.

Symphony Of Sorrow

April 4, 2012 / By
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Symphony Of Sorrow

Life is nothing but a symphony

With all it’s notes

All of us living are but instruments

And it’s conductor not seen but felt

Like the notes that are heard

Love is just but the composing of the composer

With its mystical wonders

It amazed yet nullifies

But if the sound is strong so can it live on

But as music fades and the instruments get put away

The only thing putting it back together is the orchestra and the conductor

Love is but a piece that only god drew us to and that destiny put back together

And the symphony lives forever

By Gibran ‘Gibz’ Moncayo/South Kern Sol

Withering

March 16, 2012 / By
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Days and days go by

Roses wither away, red to black

The petals which once represented something much more are now ashes

Destroyed but not by fire but by your own hand

Leaves fall off trees yet they live

What about this?

Someone’s Everyday Life

January 22, 2012 / By
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Feeling pain is the worst thing.

Especially when you’re a teenage kid.

Pain came from within all of us.