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I have spent the year in silence
Seemingly, rehearsing for a world where
my voice no longer exists
I have spent most of my evenings
lying stiff on my back
dark curtains closed
in my best coffin position
I have told myself far worse things
than the doctor has
proclaiming “realism” over good ol’ fashion
faith
as if I was never able to move mountains
as if I never learned how to take flight.

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Because it would not be Eclectic Truth on Tuesday without there being at least a chance of storm. Whatever. They make rain coats and umbrellas. Come out to the new spot. 427 Laurel St. Arts Council bldg, 2nd floor. #poetry #openmic #slam #tuesdays #eclectictruth #batonrouge

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#EclecticTruth Poetry Slam & Open Mic returns Tuesday, September 2nd at a new location! The venue is the Firehouse Gallery located on the 2nd floor of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge building (427 Laurel St.). Downtown Baton Rouge. Doors open at 7:30. $7 admission. BYOB + complimentary beverages (donations accepted). Spread the word!!!! #openmic #slam #BatonRouge #ArtsCouncil #September2nd #Tuesdays

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When a Black boy is killed
the conversations that hover over his
lifeless body
often become about everything
except
his right to remain breathing

He is buried twice
Once, beneath the soil
Once, beneath everyone’s other agendas.

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beeishappy:

Phillip Agnew of The Dream Defenders. The Dream Defenders is a human rights organization that’s building leadership and power among young people of colour to challenge racism in their communities.Phillip Agnew on All In

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We, generation hashtag.
We, generation: Microwave Outrage.
We, generation online rubberneck at the wreckage.
We, generation lucky that they did all the heavy lifting.
We, ain’t about that life.
We, about living the spoils of “equality”.
We, speak on it when a life is loss
when the inequity of our lives is headlined.
We, blow out the torch until we get burned again.
We, generation easily distracted
We, don’t move no mo’
All we do is this.
All we do is this.

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rodrickminor:

This Tuesday at Le Bon Temps Bar & Grill, the 2014 Baton Rouge National Poetry Slam Team will be the main feature. The team will showcase their poems before traveling to Oakland, California to compete at NPS. I advised anyone if you’re a poetry fan and you’re in the surrounding area of Baton Rouge definitely come out for this one.

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This Tuesday (7/29) Eclectic Truth Poetry Slam & Open Mic presents the 2014 national team showcase! 7pm at Le Bon Temps.

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S/o to my squad for reaching their $1,000 funding goal on Go Fund Me. The page will be up throughout the month so donations are still being accepted. The team’s showcase will be July 29th at Le Bon Temps. Congrats #eclectictruth2014 www.gofundme.com/EclecticTruth2014