Monday, December 31, 2012

Round This Time...

Round this time I start reflecting on the year, on the who n what I need to give more attention to and the who n what I need to let go. I think about all the things I said I'd do last year and see if I followed thru or if I'm still procrastinating, and why? Where does it come from? I consider all the lessons learned and whether or not my actions match my intentions. I ask myself hard questions, from does my kid respect me? to do I understand the depth of what it means to be somebody's answer to tired of the playas? I also think about my actions and re-actions, those who wanna see me grow forward and those who're still stuck on yesterday. I consider my bad habits and what I need to do to turn them into good choices. Then I look back on what I accomplished just in one year and give thanks to them, along with the blessings yet to come; and even my haters whose role is to be mere stepping stones towards my ultimate victory. After all is prayed over, I thank the one I call home and the one I call Home. Cos there are no accidents. And a coincidence is a reminder that this thing called life is just a big ol classroom. But not all students graduate, so study well so you won't have to get left back.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Shooting at Children 2

Don't teach me what I already know
or what your training assumes I need to know.
                          Empower me or get out the way!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Shooting at Children

One of mine asked one of yours What up with Darfur? Why our Prez ain't cryin over them children steada' White kids? It's a fair enough question, but here the reality checks—1.  As the leader of the U.S., Obama's primary responsibility is to respond to American tragedies first n foremost;  2. when he gave his reaction, he mentioned all American kids, including our rugrats on the street corners who get off on the ra-ra (and parents who probably shouldn’t be parents);  3. he has no interest whatsoever in supporting egotrippin African leaders who abuse their own people and blame it on the White man;  4. Sudan’s own prez has been  indicted for genocide;  5. since its independence, Sudan has had civil unrest between Muslims in the north and Christians in the south, making religion the usual suspect;  6. Obama’s been pushing U.S. involvement in Sudan since 2007; 7. Arab and darker-skinned muslims need to talk about skin color politics within Islam. It’s not our President’s job to start that conversation. It’s the arabs’ and Black muslims’ duty to talk about their own avoid n deny;  and 8. some things are universal, like looking at the Christmas gifts you were getting ready to wrap while your kid isn’t looking and realizing that she or he won’t be around to unwrap them.