Finding Equity

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Being Black is not synonymous to anger

Being Black is not synonymous to danger

 

Being Black is not synonymous to poverty

Being Black is not synonymous to tragedy

 

Being Black is common with perseverance

Being Black is common with cultural adherence

 

Being Black is common with ten thousand languages

Being Black is common with twenty thousand ethnicities

 

The color Black absorbs all

The color Black doesn’t fade at all

 

The color Black dominants the landscape

The color Black penetrates the sunrays

 

Black is when you are suffer-free

Totally operating in autonomy

Creating new waves in a laboratory

Pixelating new additions on life’s movie screen

Cosmos-inspired textile mosaics reign supreme

 

Eyes’ vision 8th dimension that affects impact

Lives of truth genuinely smile back

Rites of passage prepares responses of tact

Deep touches of moans felt along spine, back

Incomparable is the definition of Black

 

© 2016

–E as Poetlove Water

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The Funeral of Etaniel

Festive

Celebrating all he IS

Orange Blue Black

Soca music blaring

Afro-House compelling

Yes…letting the tears flow

But…mix in the cartwheels

Coupé Décalé, smiles and pleasantries

 

For the spirit has retired

Soul endured the fire

Because fires don’t consume dragons

Delectable brown body laid to rest

Weary eyes of trials by fire

Positively endless

Negatively temporal

Balance meets the area of grey

 

© 2016

— E as Poetlove Water

Is it for me or you?

Sharing space on planet Earth teaches us interdependence and appreciation of our surroundings.  The beautiful thing about this experience is that the supplies of Mother Gaia (Earth) are MORE than sufficient.  No one should lack anything!  But, we have beings that dissociate their intentions and health of ego from the larger group/population.  This develops into a terrible thing called selfishness.

Selfishness can manifest on a variety of levels.  The perpetrator may or may not be fully aware in a given moment.  But, it is best to develop a significant degree of self-awareness.  It will broaden perspectives.

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First, let’s explore the passing of a loved one.  If it is a parent, sibling or child, then it could be especially hard to accept the physical disconnect.  For the most part, that relative have been around since your inception.  Now, you must get used to not seeing-touching-feeling-hearing-smelling the decedent.  I remember when my mother’s health was declining.  I reached a realization that I/the family MUST support her in whichever decision that she makes about HER life.  She was in constant pain and I know it was wearing on her.  She transitioned in April 2013.  But, the “release” was congruent with the intuitive message that she was ready to transition in February 2013.  Most deathly ill persons “stick around” for various reasons.  It could be to make amends with a broken relationship, to reduce the burden on family/friends of the burial process or the absorption of emotions that flow from the visitor(s) to the ill person.  I would like to say this…it is always best that we allow a person’s transition to be peaceful and clear.  No one should ever feel guilty about leaving loved ones.

Next, let us look at romantic relationship.  This should compel many to leave comments. It is a popular yet despised topic to explore.  In relationships, the healthiest approach is to establish your thoughts on the solid possibility of personal development.  Energy does not lie.  If you are sensing/feeling a strong attraction to someone, then it is worth exploring. Usually, it means that the two of you are meant to have an exchange for the enrichment of both parties.   It could be very momentary or it could be for fifty years or any time frame in between.  The two parties involved are the determinants.  Clarity, honesty, allowance for trust and room for mistakes will ensure a healthy bond.  Of course, it would be easier for me to focus on all of the ways that negativity manifests in relationships.  “Not today!” says E as Poetlove Water.  Humanity is broken and imbalanced.  Only solutions should be offered, at this point in time.  Word to the Wise and Unwise:  No one owns anyone or is exclusively subjected to the life of another.  Therefore, selfishness only stifles, agitate and interrupt a beautiful flow of moments.

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Here is another thing…the naming of a child.  Growing up, I always found it repulsive when a parent names a child after one’s self.  I honestly dig not see the logic in this.  As I became an adult thinker, it started to reveal upon me why I had disdain about namesake designation.  I’ve come to the conclusion that the parent is intruding upon the autonomy and uniqueness of their offspring.  In most cases, these parents seem to place extremely high demands on the child to become what they parent wants out of life.  Parents, let’s remember that we are uniquely created and have our exclusive missions on planet Earth. Stifling a person’s true purpose in life can lead to depression, uncertainty, weakness, passivity and an UNFULFILLED mission.  Yes, we love out children.  Love is freedom and unconditional support, among other things.  I would suggest the old tried-and-true method of consulting with wise Elders or spiritual meditation to know for certain the child’s true name.  In many cultures, names carry power and high purpose.

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Lastly, let’s talk politics and religion.  Actually, I won’t do much on the two topics because people overly sensitive and too passionate.  I will say this…whenever engaging in an exchange/dialogue concerning politics or religion, please say your piece and allow others to say their piece.  Listen, listen, listen.  Just don’t hear them…listen!  Your perspective can be broaden.  Although you may not agree, it doesn’t hurt to understand the other person’s viewpoint.  At the end of the day, more people will enjoy engaging in conversation about politics and/or religion.  Why?  You listen and respect other people’s position in life.  That takes a lot of SELFLESSNESS!  Cheers

 

 

The Disregard of the Disregarded

‘E’/I have always been a socially-observant person.  Throughout the years, the observations have caused a myriad of reactions internally.  It ranges from happiness to contemplation to inspiration to perplexity to nausea to thoughts of reversible provisional suicide.  The main audience of my observations are people of the Afrikan Diaspora.  My movements as a so-called Pan Afrikanist would dictate such behaviour.

One of the main behaviours that I have witnessed, indirectly and directly, is the action of disrespect.  It manifests as name calling, lack of extension of certain courtesies, negative body language, unwillingness to share, unwillingness to engage in constructive communication and devaluing members of the group in which one belongs.  Sad, sad, sad! I am always mindful of brevity and conciseness in my writings.  The goal is to hit the points and the supportive readers continue personal enlightenment on subject-matter.

Introspection is mandatory for personal development.  One wrong reaction can cost you your freedom or life.  Introspection and honest analysis ensure an increase in self-worth.  The hurt and pain that many Black people are feeling today manifest as terrible abuses and violence.  Words can be just as, if not more, violent as punching or kicking someone.  Many of us are left with deeper impressions of hurtful words that were spewed.  Usually, the physical strikes heal properly with no sign of existing.  An extreme that has become a phenomenon in the Black community is death at the hands of someone you know.  Heated arguments, impulse, emotional triggers and low self-value have lead to many murders.  Wholly, it becomes a two-sided issue.  The perpetrator has little to no self-value and the victim has little to no self-value.

The onslaught of social media outlets and websites like WorldStarHipHop.com, TMZ, CNN, BET, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram have made it more convenient to observe the self-hatred and gross disrespect of Black people towards one another.  It is called “entertainment” now.  So, it moved from civic responsibility to pure entertainment.  Instead of assisting the person(s) that is being physically struck, it is more fun to film the incident.  In some instances, at least the “cameraman/woman” encourages the person winning the fight to stop or ask if the one losing is okay.  SMH  I am perturbed by the level of ignorance and complete apathy towards human life and wellness.  About a year ago, I made the conscious decision to not view any fight videos where Black people are fighting each other.  Honestly, it is very hurtful to view.  I feel the pain as an observer of persons who haven’t embraced self-love.  I do understand that self-love could be involvement in a fight to protect self or loved one.

The youth of today are bombarded with systemic racism, multitude of destructive propaganda, poor selection of food products/foods, broken homes and lack of sufficient parental/adult guidance.  The most popular way of dealing with the demands of modern life is self-medication.  A big part of youth culture is the consumption of alcohol and synthetic drugs.  The glorification is psychological mediation of justifying the use of harmful substances.  Anyone that knows ‘E’ know I am an advocate of youth development.  In many ways, my empathic nature goes into overdrive.  The pressures are real and overwhelming.  The eyes of the youth’s souls scream “I want discipline!”  But, it is rarely offered out of compassion, genuine concern, civic responsibility and pure love.

We are born with a conscience connected to the soul of man.  It governs what is perceived as “right” and “wrong”.  There is NO immunity for anyone that does not have extensive mental underdevelopment.  This includes the youth.  We are responsible for our actions (unless there is a lack of true cognizance in the given moment).  At a certain point in time, abusing your wonderfully made machine called a ‘human body’ is inexcusable.  Yes, Black people suffer deeply in the United States of America (this nation being the primary focus for this post).  The list of abuses are innumerable.  Yet, our heritage encourages us to call on those who have lived and transitioned from planet Earth.  They are referred to “ancestors” or “angels”.  Regrettably, the severe disconnect from our ancestral and cultural lineages have made this a foreign concept.  Furthermore, our brains must employ unbiased, multifaceted cognitive processing for concise examination of the nuances within the challenges we face.

It is understood that long-term stress and tension cause many undesired results.  It ranges from neurological unease, physical disease, social ineptness, interrupted sleep patterns and many other things.  In order for the “disregarded” group to learn how to regard the others of same said group, you must think before you speak/act.  The cause of blatant disrespectful actions and behaviours is directly linked to compounded stress and tension offered by modern society.  The act of projection is not the best way to deal.  Help can be sought in discussion groups, physical activities (sports), involvement in reflective verbal and situational (hypothetical) exercise, listening to one’s self as you speak and asking how one feels after engagement in communications with you.  Be mindful.  Place yourself in the recipient’s place.  If you have a “ah ha” moment, then great.  Your conscience is still alive and there is hope for personal reform.  If you have a genuine “I don’t care” response internally, then more support is needed.  We should never reach the point where we genuinely don’t care about someone.  I know this is a difficult feat, especially when you live in an urban center like New York City.  I have become jaded a few times in my adult life.  But, I realized that I had to put in the hard work of freeing myself from jadedness.  Now, I have acquired even greater respect for others and Black community at-large.

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 Poor State of the Union

The conduit of debt and death

The conduit of debt and death 

As you may observe in most cities of the United States, it is separated by socioeconomics and commerce.  It becomes apparent where the “upper class”, “middle class” and “lower class” dwell.  Banks, in particular, has been a status symbol of prestige and stature.  Being employed by a top 10 bank can open many doors for advancement in society.  Its top product, money, has been made into a centrifugal tool of complete evil.

Many forms of currency have been used as a principle tool of business/commerce.  Consumer needs something that business owners have.  In order to obtain the product/service, you must give dollar/silver coin/cowrie shell/gold nugget/chicken/etc.  Breaking news…the citizens of United States have been paying their debts with pieces of soul matter!  Everything in this society requires paper money.  Let’s thank Former President Woodrow Wilson for signing off on ‘Federal Reserve Act of 1913’.  Now, Americans can freely give pieces of one’s soul, dignity, freedom, ethics and conscience, in exchange for worthless green-painted paper!

Throughout my travels within the continental United States, I observed and walked past many zombie-like, soulless, distorted persons.  It has been very difficult to interact with someone who is connected to one’s soul.  The rich are poor. The middle class are poor. The poor are poor.  It is amazing at the devastation that chase of the “American Dream” via the “Almighty Dollar” has caused.  This is by design.  The demonoids of the Roman Catholic Church, Germanic Zionist group(s) and the figureheads are key players in the complete brainwash of humanity.  I recall some very conscious Elders in the 1990’s, speaking in very specific terms, revealing propaganda and evil agendas against the general public.  Some of the current events that was spoken by this group were:  the collapsing of the American economy, the inauguration of a Black president under the US Constitution, wars in Iran/Syria/Libya, the erasure of historical artifacts in Ethiopia and Mali, the destruction of US public school system, gentrification within many large and medium US cities and Jim Crow-esque occurrences.  Most of these knowledgeable and spirited Elders appeared in traditional cultural garb, locked hair/free of chemical relaxers, participated in the Arts and had primarily plant-based diets. Society deemed them as ‘eccentric’, ‘extreme’, ‘crazy’, ‘weird’ and ‘conspiracy theorists’.

Personally, I have shared some insights with persons in a non-invasive, cool manner.  Some listened. Others refused the information.  Nonetheless, many bad things have come to past.  Now, we are suffering tremendously.  The suffering is irrespective of salary, neighborhood, job title, penis size, breast size, skin tone or hair texture.  Humanity is under attack.  If one fails to see ALL OF THESE SIGNS that have manifest over the past 20 years, then you desire to suffer the consequence for unpreparedness!  This applies to EVERYONE.  The warning signs and alarms have sounded for quite some time.  Don’t run to the people that have positioned themselves as true, sincere, spiritually-sound and industrious!  We are tired of being the “go-to person” only in time of emergency.  For the last time…

  • The American Dollar WILL collapse
  • Militarization of Police and Civil Forces will attempt to dictate American citizens’ every move; the streets of USA are under siege
  • The public education system is determined to fail to marginalize the population’s level of mobility/opportunity
  • The waters are contaminated
  • The food/soil is contaminated and have become laboratory experiments, instead of organic/natural production within the ecology

Message to the Marginalized:  Strategically utilize the resources that are currently available.  It may change next week!

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.

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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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