Sunday, December 13, 2009

share a poem

For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
like bread in our children's mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours:
For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother's milk
for by this weapon
this illusion of some safety to be found
the heavy-footed hoped to silence us
For all of us
this instant and this triumph
We were never meant to survive.
And when the sun rises we are afraid
it might not remain
when the sun sets we are afraid
it might not rise in the morning
when our stomachs are full we are afraid
of indigestion
when our stomachs are empty we are afraid
we may never eat again
when we are loved we are afraid
love will vanish
when we are alone we are afraid
love will never return
and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak
we were never meant to survive
- Audre Lorde, The Black Unicorn


  1. Anonymous3:32 PM

    so dope...

  2. so many paradoxes. that is the human spirit.

  3. as carolyn, LOURDE,mlk and okri said it is better to speak to save lives and i will not stop for the convenience of him or his peer structure

    ANTIUNITY now or in any of our other world crisis is unecessary and very selfish. I came to him for unity from the start. Antiunity was of his making to hide his transgressions.

    and i WILL beg to save lives-i won't appreciate it-but i will not stop my voice for ones convenience when life uncesSARY suffers-ever.
    His limited def of me is his own hates-he could send me 2 haiti 2tend-he KNOWS i have thoses kills-dr gupta said EVERY DAY on the news that ones are dying from lack of personnel to tend to the sick and tha they-need more help immediately on ground to tend to sick
    he could have sent me in for katrina also-
    just because one treats you well does not mean they have not transgressed on others
    and if he has or does this to another female then your supporting him not to be accountable helps allow it
    i have always asked for constructive solutions-ones that save, tend, and protect life-the rumours are hates that are neither true or of higher self
    I cannot and will NOT lower my voice in seriousness for as I speak another heart has stopped beating and babies are under rubble on their last breathes and babies are dying due to the simple lack of hands available to hold them.
    You have shown you are quite a vocal voice. How vocal would your voice be if he grabbed your crotch? or do you think you are superior because he supports you as he made the choice to harm me? Double standards on treatment to females has been full of double standards here AND appear to also be of reverse discrimination. As I said, babies are dying there. And as I said before, ones are being highly poisoned by toxins here. I have always asked him to come clean to save lives in direct issues. Do not even dare again to add to the lies. Persistance on my part has been very for life rights. Let him finally be a man and not a lil boy that hides behnd skirts.