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#Fbf - Get Your Act Together!
I’ll get my act together
When you’re too dumb to know it
When I stop listening to you and listen to me
When strength isn’t an act, but an instinct
And confidence quits thinking I’m funny as hell

I’ll get my act together all my life,
I’m in no race with you
Because I ain’t got shit to prove.
If I tried right now it wouldn’t sustain
I’m growing alive, God is still tinkering away..

My esteem just needs some time
I know Yashi’s in here..fierce.
Just because I’ve got tears,
Doesn’t mean I have no faith
Just because I have no clothes,
Doesn’t mean I have no taste.
Yashi Brown ©2006 from “Get Your Act Together!” - Never step on someone, especially when they’re down. #empower #karma #poems #poetry #yashibrown #words #workitgirl

Guns

Assassination
We need some emancipation
Rejuvenation
Endless disintegration

I still speak histories
Guns
Guns
Guns

You’re really at war with water and the
Sun
Sun
Sun

Why are you facing me when I’ve already
Won
Won
Won

But you get carried away with you’re angry
Fun
Fun
Fun

You’re too sexy for my blood
What’s it to you?

Does it make you feel more animal than man?
Because think again.
They’re either scared or trying to survive
How funny you whine the same chime
Believing you’ve evolved
From this barbaric
Get real. Please. ..
At least own it.
You’re too sexy for my cries
Wouldn’t you rather watch

Love . . .?

“I don’t know that”, you say
With a sneer that sheds a soul
Infested with holes
I’m so jealous
I’m so envious
You have it all and I have nothing

The only thing I have
Is finishing your happy laughs..

Okay
I can see where you’re coming from..
Let me just take away your gun.

The problem goes deep
And some need to be willing to speak UP
Fear has a lot of nerve don’t you think?

It’s just so empowering - misplaced

I don’t care what you enthusiasts say…
Don’t care about your god-given freedoms
Man-made.

TAKE AWAY THE GUNS.

Obama?

Policy?

Humanity?

Divinity??

Anybody listening?

DO THAAT.

Yashi Brown © 2010 “Guns” Andy Warhol’s famous gun painting was part inspired from his being a victim of gun violence at the hands of someone with a serious mental illness. Ironically, if major depression, bipolar, and schizophrenia were magically cured tomorrow studies show gun violence would only go down by 4%. Continued mental health reform is underway, but gun lobbyists wanna make sure the reform stays in the are that least impacts overall gun violence. Just something to think about. #poetry #mentalhealth #poems #humanity #yashibrown

What a life she lived, so #fearless! Here is a favorite #poem from The iconic poet, Maya Angelou,”Life Doesn’t Frighten Me”. RIP today until you grace us again :)

Shadows on the wall
Noises down the hall
Life doesn’t frighten me at all
Bad dogs barking loud
Big ghosts in a cloud
Life doesn’t frighten me at all.

Mean old Mother Goose
Lions on the loose
They don’t frighten me at all
Dragons breathing flame
On my counterpane
That doesn’t frighten me at all.

I go boo
Make them shoo
I make fun
Way they run
I won’t cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild
Life doesn’t frighten me at all.

Tough guys in a fight
All alone at night
Life doesn’t frighten me at all.
Panthers in the park ~ Maya Angelou #mayaangelou #poet #poetry #icon

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