Musing

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So your heads locked up with rhymes,
The motivation to write that poem can be hard to find,
You write 3 lines,
Then pause,
You write 10 lines but you wanna write more,
You want it to flow but I won’t,
You fiddle with it,
Maybe its good now,
You wonder and hope,
Your searching for that wow.
But no.

You want the reader to understand how you felt,
But you don’t really understand your self,
You see poetry is like life,
You can’t be perfect,
So why do we try to be perfect with everything we write.

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I really got to focus on myself, focus on developing myself, focus on my goals.

Sometimes I get lost, I’ll be so motivated, so focused on something and then a few days later I’ll lose that motivation.
And it’s frustrating cause I know what it takes, I know what I need to do, I know all the theory, I’ve got all the ideas, it’s just the practice:

It’s the making sure, I wake up and I’ve got a plan for the day
Getting up when I stumble, when I trip and remembering the many times I have done so before, Loving myself enough to forgive my mistakes, Being proud of my self expression, Not allowing my self to become small at my own expense, Not forgetting how much I have grown and that I will continue to, And so, so, so much more.

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odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow
1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black
2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black
3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson
4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime
5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color
6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police
7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent
8. So please - don’t get it twisted

odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow

1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black

2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black

3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson

4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime

5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color

6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police

7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent

8. So please - don’t get it twisted

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