All posts tagged: publishing change

“Mother America”

Mother America by Kristin Richardson Jordan America is the abusive mother I never should have had Way to young to have children She never really wanted me anyway Yet here I am outside the womb and taking up space Somehow she bore those hours of labor and nursed me so as a child I managed not to die but I still have this suicidal behavior and I won’t forget the times we’ve fought and how she beat me, my next of kin just so selfish yet still my mother I am often ashamed to admit that I often wonder if I might actually kill her in the middle of the night like it was just all wrong from the start but now it’s all stated and she’s right here and I’m right here as America still gave birth to me   (c)2015 Kristin Richardson Jordan   This post is responding toTiff Roma‘s 5 day poem challenge. This is my first of 5. I challenge Xi’an X Powers, Paris Amari, Raymond Vasquez, Janet Williams, K Qamar Cruz, …

Where Are The Shows?

Where Are The Shows? By Kristin Richardson Jordan where are the tv shows showing us how to liberate our hood showing our people walking free and our humanity understood where are the shows showing our old in all their glory showing the wisdom of age and revealing life’s true story where are the shows showing us how to unlearn what we’ve been told shows showing us how to speak up shows showing us to be bold where are the shows with a clear vision of our purposeful past where are the shows to inspire our youth to stand fast where are the shows to make our community last