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Newark, NJ on the Rise

Newark, NJ on the Rise
Tamam Tracy Moncur - Mon Feb 02, 2015 @ 11:41AM
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Newark, NJ on the rise

A silent silhouette against the sky

Daring to ascend from the depths of

Racism

Political cynicism

Violence

And economic uncertainty

Now soars in a paradoxical reality

Coupled with a dubious prosperity


Newark, NJ on the rise

A silent silhouette against the sky

Whitney Houston

Sarah Vaughn

The voices of these angels

Sing on filling the hearts of the people

Bebop-ing through despair

Bending the flat five into thoughts that care

Scatting hope into the air


Newark, NJ on the rise

A silent silhouette against the sky

Amiri Baraka writer extraordinaire

Dared to defy the establishment

Poet Laureate…Novelist

Essayist…Community activist

Playwright

Dedicated his life in the fight against oppression

His words live on in the hearts of the people


Newark, NJ on the rise

A silent silhouette against the sky

Urban hot spot

Will not allow for the decimation

Of public education

Youthful voices

Heads held high...shout to the sky

That justice will prevail

The people will not fail


Newark, NJ on the rise

A silent silhouette against the sky

Community activism fires up complacency

Supplanted by souls seeking liberty

Calling for all to take a stand

To confront social issues to push for that breakthrough

Freedom in the New Millennium

Freedom from bullets of racism

Freedom from mass incarceration…


Newark, NJ on the rise

The music and poetic words live on

Igniting the spirits of the brave ones

Challenging and confronting the hardships of adversity

Unemployment…Hunger

Gangs…Drugs

Homelessness…Poverty

Calling for action…calling for liberation

The liberation of the beautiful minds lost in time…



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