Asylum Rising: Imani

Sometimes you can live so much for others, that you forget to serve the one master that should have been fed first. Don’t think for a second that the repercussion that follows such a grievous act isn’t without a desire to kick, scream, and yell. As I sit next to this space heater in the Read the full article…

Critical Thinking and The Afkan Leadership

During my stay in Missouri Correctional Centers, I was introduced to the Brother Bob. Brother Bob was the first brother that ever got in my face and told me that I talked too much and that my talking would cause too many battles. At that time, I was the leading spokesman for the NOI study Read the full article…

Black Bloggers: Don’t Hate Your Own People While Writing About Santorum In The Hood

“Our interpretations are rooted in personal narratives about ourselves, and these narratives aren’t always so positive, as is the case with teenagers who feel like rebels without a cause, college students who are convinced they were admissions errors, and adults who always seem to assume the worst about their relationships.   …Cognitive-behavioral therapy(CBT). CBT assumes Read the full article…

Thirty Days Of Poetry Challenge(Day fifteen(2012))

*Yawn* Like Osiris Across the lines of time but I create days you just count the ways but your perspective: ego centic I’m beyond heliocentric I’m naturally scripted But you sense only what sight did and seeing for you is written as predominantly blinded short sighted See I’m still standing while your riding deep on Read the full article…

Thirty Days Of Poetry Challenge(Day Thirteen(2012)) #Haiti #RememberHaiti

(Senyru{a three-line unrhymed Japanese poem structurally similar to a haiku but treating human nature usually in an ironic or satiric vein. It is also unlike haiku in that it usually does not have any references to the seasons.})   Photomanipulation By J. Farand For Owl’s Asylum   Genocidal Rules, Life Snatched Body Tossed World Lacks Read the full article…

Thirty Days Of Poetry Challenge(Day Twelve(2012))

Playful moments alone, can be shocking bones, coma and no going home…

Thirty Days Of Poetry Challenge(Day Eleven(2012))

dear open heart surgeon,   god she makes you look like an amateur your greatest fears I pray you never share she’ll laugh you under a table record it for eternity damn, she makes you look like an amateur life can choose for us the bad and it can choose for us the greatest let Read the full article…

Thirty Days Of Poetry Challenge(Day Ten(20120))

Like the transformer of the circuit the grid of the city you lift my hopes of home coming the east can be a beast and the river can be a forced riddle When life’s little blessings save you once again where the gray laboratory pays you another story why the lights of corporate hatred for Read the full article…

Thirty Days Of Poetry Challenge(Day Nine(2012))

Sour Fruit Bitter Bright Bean A Source Of Spoken Strength A Cliche Of Optimism Sour Fruit (Cinquain – poem with 22 syllables distributed over five lines as such: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2)

Thirty Days of Poetry Challenge(Day Eight(2012))

Remember Lynn? Lost soul looking for hugs? Dropped bottles of fresh juice Atoms unleashed and unobserved But you stood there You stood there looking for a hug. Where they said show no love to unguided You demand attention out the box, no slices. And regardless of bleeding verbs seeking to return the hurt my aims Read the full article…