If there is beauty in everything then why…..

If there is beauty in everything then why do other people feel the need to tell us what is beautiful? If you pay attention you will notice that there is some people in society that tell you what you should like. Some people will actually use the words” everyone likes this, this is all the rage, “. Then you have the others not saying words yet placing the words without saying them all over tv or a magazine.

Shouldn’t we know what we like. Think about this, there was once a time when many people thought having a big butt was ugly.Having full lips was ugly. Now many people go out of their way to achieve both. I once watched an episode of Andy Griffith and on this particular episode Aunt B was bullied after she won a fur coat and some home appliances. Every time she wore that coat “her friends,” talked about her. Saying things like “it’s not cold enough for that for coat, ” and, ” she thinks she’s to good to be around us in that fur coat. ” They made her feel so bad she eventually gave all her prizes back. Of course the next day one of her “friends” were walking around with a similar if not the same for coat. Her excuse now that she had it is” it’s not to hot to wear it. It’s nice and feels good, “. The moral of the story is some times people will tell you that something is ugly if they don’t have it,or if they can’t do it, or they didn’t invent it. I know I always seems to call back on us black people. Honestly I can only go by what I see and what I know. Another example would be the use of fun colors in our hair. When we did it, it was considered ghetto, on the other hand when white people do it, it is considered mermaid hair. That’s probably why white people are so mad about The Little Mermaid,who by the way is not real. I mean I do have a mermaid that lives in the water next to my house,but she is a grown woman mermaid. And she can not sing. Anyways as I was saying before, no one should be able to tell you what is beautiful.

Well that is all I have to rant about today. If any of you are aware of some of the things you are told to like comment below. I would love to hear from you.

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Are you being honest with you?

The truth of the matter is truth hurts. Many of us do not like to see the person we really are,therefore we pretend to be something we think is acceptable. Well we use to be like that,now the true us is out there. And other people are saying, ” This is not who we are, “. Is that statement true? Have we always been the monster that hides in our own closest ‘s soul. Think about this,at one time,and this is true, slave owner would rape and or kill their slaves right before they went to church. They praised God and saw no fault in the crimes they committed because in their minds that did not count. It was normal to beat people and go about your day. We are back to those days people. Many of you reading this are greatly offended. But why, surly you are not like these evil people I am speaking of. If any of you ever watched the movie A time to Kill,you might know the point I am getting at. Imagine if all the stuff that is going on with the immigrants where white children.

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Right now we are the people from the Phill Collins song ,In the air tonight

. We are watching America drowning in hate and fear and we just turn away and pretend it does not exist. This hate is not a bill. We can’t just ignore it and think it will go away. We need to face what scares us. See if we can fix it. Not avoid it. And or bully it away. Or wish it back to the ” good old days, ” that was only good for white men. Even women were reserved to just sit at home and told to be content to be barefoot and pregnant. While the men who were supposed to be the bread winners ,screwed anything that moved or had a vagina ,while quoting the bible, ” God said be fruitful and multiply.

I’m sure I offended the many. And I do not care. We need to see and acknowledge what we are,were,and what we could be if we stop pretending. Yes I aware that I am all over the place with this blog. I had a lot to spit out. I was gagging from holding it all in.

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I want to challenge myself…..

I need your help. Here’s how. I think of myself as an ok poet. Not great, not bad, just good enough. This is where you come in. I want you guys to give me a random topic, kinda like improv. I want to challenge myself to see can I make a poem about almost anything. To make it fun and more challenging I may only allow myself 10 words for some of the poems. So guys PLEASE give me some topics.

Also guys if any of you want to join in please do. Also if you want me to feature some of you on this blog let me know.

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I’ve noticed that….

I have read quite a few great blogs and I came across one that made me ask this question to myself and to America. Lifesfinewhine.wordpress with PoojaG recently answered 73 questions in a kinda of magazine style homage,it was awesome. Anyways,one of her answers got me to thinking: PoojaG stated that her nationality is Kenyan.

I know you maybe wondering what am I getting at. Race and nationality are not the same thing, however it made me wonder. Do people in other countries have to identify what race they are? I mean when I was stationed overseas I was normally only identified as an American. Yet when I came back to America I am quickly reminded that I am an African-American, though I am not from Africa.

It’s like being given a label to make sure I stay in the right level on the shelf. Why is there a need to break down to the race of a person? I often wonder why that question is on every application you ever fill out. Of course they tell you that it is not important but they want to know. Okay people my question is are any of you ask about your race often? Or is it more about your nationality? Does it even matter? Because what race you are over here in America is important. They say it ain’t,yet they ask on everything.

Okay so I am through with my rambling. People feel free to chime in. I would love to know how your race or nationality has affected your life.

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This is who we are.

Everyday I hear people saying, ” This is not who we are. “

What are we? What are we America?

We are the country that fought a war to keep slaves

We are the country that Japanese Americans in interment camps because we were afraid they might change their loyalty during World War II

Millions of Native American were killed in the name of civilization

America was founded on violence,hate,and bigotry. We believe it is okay to keep children in caves and deny them basic human needs because they aren’t the right color. They want say that. They will simply say that their parents broke the rules. Imagine if your children were punished because you broke the rules.

People stop saying this is not who we are, no we bad. Just not Hitler bad. Does not mean we are great. I know it could be worse or if could be much better. Someday you may be the person or the people America decided not to like. When you don’t acknowledge the past you shall repeat it.

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Just keep trying

I could not walk the first time I tried

I crawled,scraped my knee, sometimes I cried

I rode a bike, but I fell more times than not

I kept getting back on,because sometimes trying is all you got

True you will not succeed in everything you do

Just keep trying eventually, your hard work will reward you

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