Tuesday, October 04, 2011

My book is on Kindle

I just want to let people know that my poetry book is on Kindle. You can purchase a copy at this link: http://amzn.to/bodylovekindle. Also here is a poem I recently wrote. Comment back on what you think about it.

A Smile for Strange Fruit

What about his lifeless body
that made you smile
Was it his big, dark head
that drooped on his prison garbed chest
that gave you comfort
or was it his once firm, dark hands
swaying weightlessly
attached to arms dangling from the metal table
that put a grin on your face
Or was it the way he apologized
For the loss your father, brother, son
But still proclaimed his innocence
Still looked you in your eye and said
“I am not the one”
but still you smiled
as they strapped him on the table
and stuck that lethal injection in his vein

Or was it the fact that other people believed him
like those pesky protesters outside the prison
and the Pope
and the NAACP President
and thousand of people world wide
that wanted to halt this process
make sure you had the right guy

Or was it the fact that this process had been halted
three or four times before
with most of the witnesses recanting their story
and the two who didn’t, well...
One is dead
and the other
is suspected as the one who shot your family member
but this does not phrase you
you know you got the right guy

So what if all the evidence against him is shaky as best
you got the whole Georgian police force behind you
this will set precedent
you cannot one of them shoot of police
it will set an example
much like when one of them
stole a hen seventy years ago
a tree will soon have a strange hanging fruit

People will cry out for injustice
especially his family
because they too lost
a father, brother, son
but you will still smile
for you know
justice will be like always
in the good old South


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