Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mississippi Mission

MISSISSIPPI MISSION
BY Ieisha McIntyre


I am standing in this field in Mississippi,
Looking out across corn, corn, and more corn.
My eyes look out across this land and at the old silos blown loose by hurricane.

And my heart is looking too. My heart asks my soul a question.
“Is this the field where we worked? Is this the field where we bled?”

“No. But, it is somewhere, and I will tell you when we find it. And the land will move up to greet you. As your blood will know its own, so too will the soil know you.”

I moved back and leaned against the fence.
Took in the blue of the sky,
the plumpness of the clouds,
the breeze blowing through the corn and trees,
and listened to the whispers of ancestors –
breathing hello and smiling.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

LotusPapillon

LotusPapillon

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Starting Over
By Ieisha McIntyre

Let me pick up my pen and put it to this paper. 
Place it clearly in the right spot to be moved—
and to move someone, anyone to a side.
 Either righteous or hedonistic, just to move someone, moral or immoral.

Wait.

Let me pick up my pen and take it to the wall,
turn it into a sharpie
and begin to outline either the worst graffiti
 or the most remarkable of murals; but let it be art and let it change the world—Let it change everything

Stop.

Let me pick up a brush an put it to canvas –
let it make nuns blush or sinners cry –
but let it be original – let it be ground breaking.

No.

Let me pick up this pen and move it across the paper – just so. 
Just so I can reveal my truth, a truth.
Give voice to my pain and triumph.

I will pick up my pen.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Atone -Video Update:
I've tried to post a video of my spokenword piece Atone however, it is not working out. And when I go to new posts the video button doesn't show. I'm not quite sure at this point what to do but I will keep working at it.




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