September 26, 2007

FREE JENA SIX




[This poem is from The Poet Essence, performance poet extrodinaire, & the picture is from her performance in April at Point 5 in Albany. She has a couple CDs out; if you want copies, email me a comment & I'll pass it on to her.]




No Justice! No Peace!
No Justice! No Peace!

Doesn’t that sound familiar? Decades later the fight persists.
The Little town in Louisiana has started something
Fanned the flames Control the fire, condone racist behavior
I’m Appalled... That we are still hanging nooses on trees…and Marking territory as if the milestone of segregation was diverted to justify the means.
(Fact): Brown V. board of Education of Topeka 1954, 1955:
Outlawed as unconstitutional the segregation of Negro students in the public schools- Equal Protection
We are confusing our children and leaving bridges between cultures once protected by King’s “I Have a Dream” speech

No Justice, No Peace, No Justice, No Peace

With-in the last few years-topics of real nature takes back stage precedence over everyone’s concern about “Whitewash, the Federal Reserve and its greedy antics, the bush-bombers and the Clinton speeches of scrappy ends.
It’s in the middle of the states and….Now a real problem exist

JENA SIX

Equal justice and protection
6 teenagers charged with attempted murder… Calculate the comparisons
Listen an 18 year-old college student, killed her baby
No charges were filed She confess to it
So to me for the majority: equal justice only matters on paper with presidents, and the typical look of the average citizen succeeds the minority,
Article#8 States: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted... (The first ten amendments passed by congress Sept 25, 1798)
I don’t just mean The African American, Pakistani, or Latinos, Gays and lesbians.
I’m talking about anyone not resembling blond hair, blue eye, conservatives and their last name is not of a person of interest.
Please don’t look surprise and misconstrue my message
I’m thinking you’re feeling the same!!

No Justice, No Peace, No Justice, No Peace

Through media; does anyone ever notice how our character is defamed and the justice system play games?
It’s a felony, a life sentence to exchange street pharmaceutical services and…
A misdemeanor to sexually engaged w/a minor & Cross state lines exploiting children…
Those rallies were moving and supportive to the family, but what about the mortality of the other 1,300 living by commuter doors
Who’s going to tell them these six boys were provoked by 400 plus years of haunting interrogations
It doesn’t have to be a daily encounter, a college-bound test of the patience
I walk on the street and others clutch their pocketbooks…its 2007 What???
What is that really telling us; we still need to fight and open doors closed by the ignorant; the world needs to impose outrage and protest again
Leaving behind the “Sharptons” and the “J. Jackson’s”
….Because racism has no face and no place marching with leaders…

FREE JENA SIX

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE.
No Justice, No Peace, No Justice, No Peace