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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism
(1969)

Lynch, Gregory
Part V: writers and the black revolution: the fool,   p. 395 PDF (904.0 KB)


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Alfred Diggs, a Chicago poet born in
1939 in Waynesboro, Mississippi, has had
his poems featured in MUHAMMAD SPEAKS.
He is working on a collection of short
stories and a book of poems for black
children.
Gregory Lynch describes himself as
"a 19 year old Black gust of wind building
up a tornado at the University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee - a Black spirit-torturing
institution. My aim as a black writer is
to catalyze and stimulate black people
to a state of awareness whereby we can
move as a unit toward the development of
a Black nation."
THE FOOL
I couldn't hear you
Malcolm.
Now here I
sit
in this
luke
warm
coffee
overflowing with
car
na
tion.
THE BIG BLACK BEAR
Rap raps to the Bear, "Get your gun,
the hunter's got his".
Stokeley shows the Bear realistic
examples of genocide being used
on him (the Bear) by
the hunter.
Malcolm X talked to the Bear in the
plainest words that a bear
could Understand;
After all of this the Bear only moved
another foot to accept another Peanut
from the white
Zoo Keeper.
THE POVERTY PROGRAM
Black skin
Afro
Militant attitude.
Facade.
White skin
Sincere interest
Deep feelings.
Facade.
Self-help
Motivating
Stimulating program.
Facade.
I smile at them
They smile at me
We smile at each other.
Facade.
It sickens me
I puke.
I leave.
The End
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