The Saga Of The 1988 Two Roads Are Better Than One Showdown At Atlanta GA

(A wonderful and militant new poem by my friend Alvaader Frazier)

 

We are told young and old

The beautiful Phoenix bird

Rises from the ashes and the ruins…

 

So_again in history and life_

full bloom_she slowly_slowly

began her rise to focus our eyes…

 

legions of ordinary people_

came out marching_walking…

within their ranks of many colors_

 

marginalized_ostracised…

homeless not helpless_

back from Vietnam…

back from Black Power…

back from burn baby burn_

back from university and privilege…

back from “the res” reservation_

ghetto_ el barrio

 

outside the great hall_

chanting_singing in the parking lot…

loud_proud_taking plight and fight_

crying out day and night…

for direction_decision_showdown

 

calling out_two roads_

are better than one…

when the status quo says no

 

will the brother take _

the Independent road..

or will the sister_

keep leading the way…

 

as our saga ends_

our beautiful Phoenix bird_

rises to flight_transforming…

ashes and ruins_ clearing…

 

an independent road for_

the sister leading the way!!!

 

End.

Alvaader Frazier

10/5/18

 

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