Two poems by a High School Student Inspired by BAsics 5:7 and 5:8
Two poems written and performed at Anti-July 4th event by a high school student inspired by BAsics 5:7 and BAsics 5:8
What is made manifest is the walls that bleed red,
inhumanity in living in desolate corners
of the earth, is displayed in miserable statistics
and dollar signs.
Part 1- Rose in Concrete
The brutalized section of society,
have single weeds growing out of concrete
Rusty old school fences with chewed up textbooks,
Learning only that life is meant for oppression,
Getting beat into the heads, scolding superiority by skin head racist pig police, loving to devour the youth.
The only beauty lies in the rose in concrete,
amid the struggle, lies incessant hope of better days
amid the hope, lies resentment, boiling anger, overflowing.
A Poem- inspired by Basics 1:13
Here’s a poem a long-time supporter of RB Berkeley wrote as part of the Poetry night they did inspired by Basics 1:13
Poem on BA’s 1:13 quote from BAsics
We overcame anxiety and took responsibility. We heeded BA’s call to give the whole of it, our all.
We fought, refused to fall, instead stood tall, yes, and had the gall to build a wall between ourselves and the hideous ghastly past, eons of early death and misery for all humanity, perplexed by humbug and religion’s full insanity.
For the rich, parasitic excess, drunkenness, the fog of doubt and aching loneliness, of mass confusion.
For the poor, the endless scrape and scramble through the flesh-tearing bramble of lightless days and harrowing nights, replete with countless frights.
We overcame anxiety and took responsibility to rip the veil of ignorance, and armed with science, we overcame oppression and oblivion, misery and brutality, and through a labyrinth of grinding torment inflicted by the ignorant, did finally wrench humanity from darkness into light, and at last we overcame the night.