On being Different and why that should be okay

Some thoughts about being different: It is okay to be different. After all, we all are.  i have spent a lot of time over the last few weeks doing a lot of self-reflection. The in-your-face realities of a deadly worldwide pandemic, my dad about to turn 80 [this Saturday], hearing of a new colleague on a board i just joined losing his life in a car accident, are all things which can make you [...]

Bernie memes part II

You'd think after a week of Epic Bernie memes that we would be all Bernie'd out... But there were SO MANY of them and so many of them were SO GOOD that every day i am discovering some more that feel like they should jump into my Top 3 and with one or two exceptions, it's not wise to say 'My Best Berne Meme' because you know five minutes later it will be replaced. [...]

By |2021-01-24T11:02:49+02:00Jan 24th, 2021|Creative Vibes, fun, poems and other creativity|0 Comments

Poem: I don’t see race

I don't see race, but I feel it Crawling down my skin As the glance declares I'm sin I don't see race, but I fear it Coming for me in the middle of the night Armed with the sharp unforgiving Edges of the questions aimed at me Asking how I managed to keep my Head buried in the sand for so long While those on the surface Were the ones suffocating for lack of [...]

Poem: A silence of stones

i was the casual victim of a stoning today...   started innocently enough with one elder tossing an underhanded pebble defensively at me which i might have easily been able to brush off and go about my day as if nothing significant had happened...   but then a single solitary rock came flying silently almost out of nowhere taking me quite by surprise knocking me off my feet and  wounding me quite significantly (if [...]

By |2020-11-12T17:12:58+02:00Nov 12th, 2020|poems and other creativity|0 Comments

Poem: Assumptions

A black man and a white man Step into a room together And ever so carefully Peel off their skin Folding it neatly Over the back of a chair Before taking a seat Directly across the table from one other Staring deeply into the other's soul A blood sample is taken from both men Two vials of the deepest red Placed on the table in front of them Followed shortly by a set of [...]

Poem: Words from Different Mouths

i wrote a poem this morning considering how the same words coming out of different mouths can mean a variety of things. Different worlds, even.             [For another poem i wrote a while back on 'Whiteness' click here]

Poem: Antifa Hair

You don't like my hair "It's kak!" you say And i feel so fortunate That you stopped by here today   You see i really didn't know, that i had "Antifa Hair" And it's only cos of someone nice like you who shows they care So many other passers got distracted by My pursuit of Justice that they missed that speck right in my eye But not you, no, you boldly logged on And [...]

By |2020-08-31T07:26:09+02:00Aug 31st, 2020|poems and other creativity|0 Comments
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