Angela represents democracy
of the streets more now than at twenty-eight
when imprisoned by US bureaucracy.
And that revolutionary spirit—
Her story’s testimony of NO’s weight—
provides hope again. It’s never too late,
we’re never too old to re-educate.
Her Mom named her “a messenger of God”
as if she knew her girl would grow Holy
Diverse Equality—much more broad
than a Church's decree—obtain mics solely
to pierce darkness with truth’s Light—not slowly—
but swift as fire, urgent as justice,real as experience and close as a kiss.
Posted for Fireblossom Friday: Rhyme Royal & W.T. Benda at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. The pictures are from Greg Archer's "Angela Davis: 'I Don't See Myself As An Icon'" in today's Huffington Post.
For more information on Angela Davis, you might start with Wikipedia's article, the documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012), and videos from both the 1960s and today at YouTube. Wikipedia tells us "As of February 2007, Davis was teaching in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz." I do not know if this is still true.
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