The new book has ALMOST arrived!

Greetings Dedicated Poetry Lovers,

As you have read in the title, the second book is almost available for homes across the globe. The Cells of the Tissue That Should Feel will be the second published book of E as Poetlove Water/Etaniel Ben Yehuda/me (scheduled for Fall 2016 release).  I believe this book is the extroverted twin of The Chronicles of Air, Water and the Source.  In the first book, The Chronicles, I encouraged readers through personal experience to seek the answers to life on inside of self.  Although this was not a popular concept in the 1990’s/early 2000’s, I hold steadfast to the idea of inner development for true empowerment.  I can give thousands of testimonies of the effectiveness of knowing self and walking in your divine power!

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Now…that we have connected with self, it’s time to MAKE SOME NOISE! The Cells is not for the faint of heart or soul.  This life on Earth requires great amounts of strength, focus, determination and certainty in purpose.  Stay tuned as I provide teasers as poems over the upcoming weeks, leading to the publishing debut.  As always, I really appreciate the wonderful support that my artistic/soul expressions have garnered.  Fulljoy life!

Drowning in the Sea of Opinions

The media has bombarded us with images of racially-driven crimes and discrimination.  For some reason, people are shocked and appalled that these offenses are happening in USA.  Very quick history lesson…it has happened since the inception of United States of America (as the ’13 Colonies’).  It is the core foundation of the nation.  Its Constitution and all of its ambiguity states that persons of direct African descent are 3/5 of a human.  In essence, it is lawful to mistreat Black/African people in USA.  Surely, this law has played out miserably.  In fact, it has been overplayed in society on all fronts.

A map of the original 13 colonies

A map of the original 13 colonies

Etaniel Ben Yehuda, aka ‘E as Poetlove Water’, who is a poet/writer/artist/human rights activist, asks the readers (and your colleagues, friends, neighbors, co-workers, family, etc.) “Why does ANY offense against Black people in this country surprise you?”  Yes, the heinous acts of injustice and hatred against African descendants are deplorable and sinister.  Naturally, the persons with soft hearts and living souls will feel the pain of the victims.  But, I believe it becomes a theatrical performance when you gasp and emote heavily. That is the CORE of USA…the country was built and establish on blood, sweat and tears of persons of ethnicity.

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Postcard depicting the lynching of Lige Daniels (16-year old boy), Center, Texas, USA, August 3, 1920

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In the early to mid 1900’s, lynching was the premier activity to follow Sunday morning “worship” in Christian churches.

In the advent of social media in 2000’s, the highly-opinionated American had a springboard to divulge every thought and feeling around the cyberglobe.  It seemed revolutionary and progressive.  Then, it became convoluted, annoying and provided the excuse for adults to revel in child-like behaviors (bickering, name-calling, ridiculing people, being clique-ish, etc.).  As we return to 2015, it seems to have gotten worse.  Now, we are in the age of Internet Revolutionaries and Internet Crybabies!

As my writings in the far and recent past have stated, the generations were not listening to the wise Elders. Although their voices were almost muted, the soundwaves still went out in the atmosphere and some of us caught it.  Another unfortunate thing about life in USA is that it is socially constructed on the youth element. That is very dangerous!  The Elders sit with an insight and wisdom that have been earned.  You can’t pay for it.  Much of the general public chose to follow frivolous distractions of celebrities like “who’s dating who?”, “what dress did she wear?” and “he dumped her for another woman”.  The majority of the people don’t even know these people on a remotely personal basis.  Yet, you allow the fantasy of your lives to dictate your reality.  Again, that shows the power of media.

Persons on magazine cover that offers nothing of substance to society.

Persons on magazine cover that offers nothing of substance to society.

Several years ago, progressive thinkers of various circles forewarned the American public of certain events to come.  One warning pertained to the ideal that conservatives were interested in a “race war” with the support of the National Rifle Association (NRA).  During this time, there were campaigns running in predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods to “buy back guns from the streets”.  Some exchanged handguns for a nominal amount of cash.  Covert disenfranchisement is what that operation can be called. The act ensured that a limited amount of Black/Latino men and women would be unable to protect themselves, families and communities.  Now, each day offers a barrage of videos containing graphic images of police brutality.  Do you believe that is happenstance?  Let me answer……NOPE, NOPE and NOPE!  It is clearly by design.  If the “suspect” does not get killed, then ways will be sought to imprison the citizen of USA.  Please check out the chart below.

Incarceration rates, October 2014

According to American Psychological Association (APA), these are the incarceration rates in various nations of the world. The rates are based on figures compiled in October 2014

I urge the blog followers to do ONE thing.  Merge emotions and factual information to become the fuel for ACTION!

For any assistance in finding qualified persons and organizations to create a better world, please contact me at easpoet@gmail.com.  Until then, be courageous and consistent!

The Dropping of Many Bombs

[Warning:  This blog contains language that may be inappropriate for persons under 18 years and those sensitive to concise truths.]

Greetings E as Poetlove Water Supporters,

I hope you guys haven’t pulled out too many hairs, since you have not been able to read a new blog post in some time from me.  Well, those hair follicles can go back into repair mode.  I have the responsibility of living life more for others than self.  If it is was solely for self, I would have checked out of this planet a couple of decades ago.  I despise what I see and have experienced, directly and indirectly.  And, I get to share it in this blog.  YAY!!!!!

Brace yourself…I am letting loose!  It is clear that the world is severely out-of order.  “Adults” microwaving children. “Adults” neglecting their responsibility to raise children.  “Adults” producing master scheme to make rich richer and the poor poorer.  “Adults” creating wars to generate revenue through the channel of death and destruction.  “Adults” behaving like 16 years old when they are 45+.  “Adults” who are not educators sitting on Board of Education misguiding and misappropriating a pedagogical landslide for the dumbing down of children.

You may have noticed a running theme.  I used the term ‘adults’ in quotations.  The world is fucked up because of the “adults”.  How do blame youth for being out of control when you are responsible for imparting wisdom and guidance? You, “adult”, are not doing this.  How does society just happen to become one of extremely low moral and demonic/evil praise?  Oh, the “adults” are so busy chasing paper money that ain’t backed by shit!  How do you continuously reminisce about past times and a strong sense of community, yet, you allowed gentrifiers/developers literally come into your established neighborhoods for a complete takeover?  Now, how in the fuck you expect youth to observe and feel the effects of your negligence and constant disrespect towards them/self, and, then, become compelled to honestly respect you?  The “adults” are the reason why Mother Earth is going ballistic to save herself from the dumb ass huemans/humanoids. Lastly, to the old fuckers (male and female) that always trying to fuck young people because it is a predatory setup….STOP IT!!!!  They don’t need lovers.  They need guides and teachers.  Again, the “adults” dirt from past generations are manifesting now.  Gain some self-control.  The worst thing to observe is an “adult” that lacks self-control.

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Solutions:  Humble yourself!  Forgo your pride and fragile egos!  Apologize to the youth!  Make amends! Get over your petty differences with neighbors/friends/family/co-workers!  Keep abreast of community developments and be proactive in protecting your respective communities!  Assume position as adult, not competitor to a 12-year old, socially and mentally!  Mentor youth of whom you feel a special connection (it will be greatly appreciated)!

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Thank you for your time!  If anyone has any qualms or questions about this blog post, you may leave an honest comment or email me at easpoet@gmail.com.

The Reality of a Situation When One is Bullied

I know…I know…it is shocking!  I am posting TWO blogs in one day.  For this, I must.

First, I would like to announce that I have deactivated ‘E as Poetlove Water’ Facebook page.  It proved to be time/energy consuming, a gauge of the insincerity within general public and not the best tool for marketing my creations (books, jewelry).  Now, here is the true purpose of the latest blog.

Clearly, many police officers in the United States of America are abusing their positions.  There seems to be an institutionally-ingrained disrespect of Black lives.  More and more of these young men and women are dying from bullets shot from a gun (in some cases, guns) of police officers.  NO ONE is beyond reproach! Here are some simple lessons in life:

  • Life is a continuum.
  • Karma / Law of Return exists.
  • When someone “dies”, there is always the option to return to planet Earth to fulfill a mission.
  • DNA carries memories.
  • We are an extension of our family and friends.  Retaliation may come upon a loved one for our irresponsible or cruel acts of violence.
  • Guns are man-made.  The machine is subject to failure.
  • Spiritual power supercede physical power

For those police officers who do not follow procedure because of triggerhappiness, repercussions will follow. Condolences of strength and prosperity to family and friends of wrongfully-slain Black youth in USA!  Justice (Ma’at) will be served!!!

Quick Plugs for the History Books

Greetings Great Folks!

In America, February is observed as ‘Black History Month’.  My meditation and works move towards creating a legacy for following generations to glean.  Most of the masters in the Arts were not appreciated, during their time of creativity on planet Earth.  Many times I believe/feel as if I am underappreciated on a larger scale.  I do have a solid, core of supporters/admirers of my creative works.  I am quite grateful for this.

E as Poetlove Water will go down in the ‘Black Ourstory’ books.  For those in the Brooklyn, NY, you will have an opportunity to witness a monumental event before your glory-seeking eyes.  On Saturday, 21 February from 3-5 PM, ‘My Relation to the Sun’ Book Release and Party’ will commence.  Rebekah Frimpong, Brooklyn-based poet/filmmaker/artiste, will be celebrating her 1st published book release.  E as Poetlove Water is one of the featured poets for the evening.  A few pieces from the forthcoming book, The Cells of the Tissue That Should Feel, will be presented.  Additionally, E as Poetlove Water’s original jewelry will be available for admiration/purchase.

The event will be held at Joloff Restaurant, 1168 Bedford Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY. For more information, please contact E at me@easpoetlovewater.com.  Hope to see your face and feel your presences!!!

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Respect as the Disguise

One of the biggest media reports this week was the visit of President and First Lady Obama to Saudi Arabia. The controversy is that First Lady Michelle Obama did not cover her hair, in compliance with cultural tradition.  Although her garments fully covered all areas of skin (except the neck), this was considered disrespectful.  It is very interesting that an Arab-run, Islamic country would deem something/someone culturally disrespectful.  Let us assess the Sudanese invasion by Islam/Arabs.

First, the name is Sudan is Arabic.  The original name of the nation was Khush (Kush).  Both names mean “land of the Blacks”.  Khush (Kush) is culturally correct.  ‘Sudan’ is the result of colonialism.  There are countless examples of how Arabs have exercised cultural imperialism, in name of religion.  How about the entire North African region (to include Eritrea)?  If you look at the average Eritrean, you can clearly see strong Arabian connection (genetically).  Why was it necessary for Eritrea to break away from Ethiopia? Why was it necessary for South Sudan to break away from the remainder of the nation?  Why was Darfur such a long-running, “successful” war?  The answer is within the common denominator…Arab presence! Respect is cyclical.

You can proclaim peace until you turn blue, green and orange, simultaneously.   The fact of the matter is peace is a state of being/existence.  It does not turn off because one decides not to follow traditions that apply to a respective ethnic group.  Although I am well aware of President Obama’s Islamic upbringing, I am glad that First Lady Michelle Obama did what she did.  I am certain that the intention was without disrespect.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/01/27/michelle-obama-forgoes-a-headscarf-and-sparks-a-backlash-in-saudi-arabia/

Note:  I used an article posted by Washington Post for the sake of credibility to some of Easpoet’s blog followers.  The views in the article do not necessarily reflect those of E as Poetlove Water.

The purpose of the blog is to examine the nuances within current society (which usually has a historical stem).  I like to provide enough rhetoric and information that serves as a catalyst for one to further examine the subject-matter.  I do not claim to be an expert.  I do claim to be an imaginative realist.  One of the personal focuses I have had on life is to get to the core of any/every issue that directly and indirectly affects me and my people.  I would urge you to explore the dynamics of living for indigenous peoples in Arab/Islamic-colonized communities.  The torturous aspects of the religion are not only played out through terroristic-suicidal missions, but disparities in education, lack of food and enslavement.

Let’s not allow the corporate-controlled media outlets (Fox, CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, MSN, etc.) to be our brain!  Until next time…

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Self-Determination is Real!!!!

Confirmed Affirmations

I am the profile picture
I am the cover photo
I am the fingers who type such words
I am who I need to be
I am who I want to be
I am the soul parallel to the Black Hole
I am the spirit of five galaxies
I am in negotiations for expansion
I am who I say I am

(c) 2015
–E as Poetlove Water