Mon. Aug 3rd, 2020

Poetry

I CAN’T BREATHE AGAIN is the title of a poem written and performed by Nick Cannon. I was very surprised when my niece told me about the poem. I never connected Nick Cannon with any thing political. This poem is one of the most impacting poems I’ve heard. I am personally giving Nick Cannon the honorary Last Poets award.... Read More
Abiodun Oyewole, Poet of The Last Poets The Silver Lining 1 min read
We‘re Stuck In A Dark Gray Cloud Searching For A Way Out Looking For A Ray Of Sunlight Praying For A Miracle Our Ancestors Are Watching God Sees And Hears Us We Must Become  Our Own Salvation This Is The Silver Lining To Love Each-Other More To Perform More Acts Of Kindness To Strengthen Our Faith To Recreate Ourselves And The Things Around Us This Is The Silver Lining To Brush Off  The Dirt Wash Clean Our Bodies, Mind And Soul To Walk In The Light Shine Where Ever We Go This Is The Silver Lining To Read A Book Catch Up With Old Friends Finish What You Started Try Something New To Be Patient With One’S Self Let Wisdom Be Your Mentor  Learn How To Meditate Erase The Dark Gray Clouds Paint The Sky  With Soft Pastels Of Happy Colors In Our Minds Abiodun 5-14-20... Read More
Earlier today, I was on the phone discussing a future article with Abiodun, one of The Last Poets. I mentioned to him I had, earlier in the day, read on Facebook that Jericho Brown had won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection "The Tradition". As the conversation continued Abiodun mentioned in passing that The Last Poets and Poet Rita Dove, last year, had been invited to The 50th Rotterdam Poetry Festival 2019.... Read More