Sprint Poetry of Frustration

My frustration with the leader of Cult 45 never ends.

Trump harrassing the Statue of Liberty
Photo by Rod Long on Unsplash

You have sad eyes, reflections of copious lies.
I see you over there!
You never did care.

I heard your words, those erratic turds flowing from your lips.
Spewing hate about being great, and now you walk away.
Lives lost, an incalculable cost that you will never pay.

Babies in…

#Hidden Herstory

The timing of David Dickson’s death made all the difference for his formerly enslaved only child.

Amanda America Dickson Toomer
Public Domain image

An improbability held my attention for what seemed like hours, but truly it was about three minutes. I rubbed my eyes several times thinking this would clear the obvious mirage in front of me, but it remained on the page.

The page in question was a record of the births…


And the Afro-Mestizo emancipator who opened the door to Mexico for enslaved people

“Portrait of Vicente Guerrero,” painting by Anacleto Escutia, photo by Eduardo Báez, from the collection in Museo Nacional de Historia, Ciudad de Mexico

There is a passion in my heart for history that began in my junior year of college. An African American studies course opened my eyes to an important fact: In previous grades, I suffered through His Story, not history class. The realization that my history education experience had been filled…

Haiku-My Children

The sixteen-year age gap between my kids was an unexpected blessing.

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Two hearts that hold mine.

My gifts from the Universe.

You are my whole world.

When I was growing up, I never believed I would get married or have kids. My ordained mission in life would be to travel and do amazing things for the planet. When I met James…

Being Right Will Always Win in the End

My beloved great uncle stole wealth from his siblings and watched them struggle in abject poverty.

Three Black children are pictured with an adult.
Daisy, Crystal, and Ray Guthrie with Sam Earl Collins, photo provided by the author.

The Greek word storge describes love among family members. Sam Earl Collins understood no sense of this word. Discovering my great uncle’s deception and theft was one of the most disappointing events of 2020.

Family Love

2021 is the year of love for me! The love of my family supported me through…

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