Tuesday, October 16, 2007

broken america

we
we are
we are broke
we are brok(en)
we are brok(en) america

shattered by status
into slivers of class
then gathered like chattel
into houses of glass

we
we are
we are broke
we are brok(en)
we are brok(en) america

splintered by hue
into separate milieus
yet only a few
are afforded the view

we
we are
we are broke
we are brok(en)
we are brok(en) america

dismembered by religion
into headless congregations
scared into believing
in invading other nations

we
we are
we are broke
we are brok(en)
we are brok(en) America

contusions disguised
in a coat of confusion
but it can’t conceal
our scars of delusion

we
we are
we are broke
we are brok(en)
we are brok(en) America

diversity turned into
reason to open
the wounds
of an america broken

10 comments:

Don said...

Nikki, now I see what rapper Foxy Brown meant when she said, "Fifteen percent would make the whole world sit up...and take notice."

You have mad skills.

CapCity said...

Agreeing with Don...that was SERIOUS, Nikki!

Mizrepresent said...

Nikki, hand clap and all that girl! That was deep and so relevant!

Celebhaterz.blogspot.com said...

oh wow, this poem was powerful:)

Femigog said...

I keep saying that I envy Poets and this poem is EXACTLY why!! Dang girl! That is deep, how the hell do you do it?!

David Sullivan said...

Absolutely on the mark!

Mega Rich said...

Dang, I was ready to give Saadia some props on this until I scrolled down and saw Nikki bringing the joint. You just lighting it up in this piece.

BloggersDelight said...

Ms. Nikki, Have we expressed to you how honored we are that you are choosing to share your many creative sides here at our place? This is a powerfully political piece.

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Lady Nikki,
you handled it on this...I love your VOICE...

angelia

MysTery said...

Nice!!