Lift Off – By Donovan Livingston “Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, Is a great equalizer of the conditions of men.” – Horace Mann, 1848. At the time of his remarks I couldn’t read — couldn’t write. Any attempt to do so, punishable by death. For generations we have known of knowledge’s […]

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Donovan Livingston’s all inclusive effort Livingston, as a black African- American male, graduated from Harvard, one of the  nation’s most prestigious IVY League schools. African Americans, have progressively taken advantage of the education system and have used it as a tool to succeed. I assume that most if not all minority groups have struggled in […]

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 The Internet Find things that inspire you Not things that drag you- Down to a hole in which you question the importance of your existence- Never allowing you to be persistent but always resistant- To the idea that you were made to create a life so don’t take out the knife And ruin your opportunities […]

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  A Pondering Mind I hear the ocean’s call, As if it knew I was ready to fall. I want the money the fame and all, But it’s like I’m standing in front of a wall- Stopping me from reaching the success those crave to have, But it’s like my mind is split in half. One […]

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As she’s lays against the reused sheets she spreads hers legs and begins to weep. Feeling his heat she turns her head and lets the tears run down her cheek. Knowing her kids are home starving she moves her hips a little and pretends to moan. She’s whispering quietly praying to god she can make […]

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The song I hear as my head lays on your chest. A beautiful tune as my hands gently caress your luscious breast. Your beautiful ravishing skin makes me want to bite into you and never give in. I look deep into your eyes and I see my life story, next to you I have no worries. My first real […]

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Sorry Momma What is the chance of me dying? I’m judged by my skin color while running to stay alive. They shout while I hold up my hands but conclude my life with one shot. My heart slows down while I dream of her. As she acknowledged my craft, I ignored her suggestions. My blood […]

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I Have to Tell You This Daughter, Son. I have to tell you this; it is hard, to be ones own shield. To wake up every morning, dealing with all sorts of swords, Trying to kill your motivation, your dreams, and dry you up. Your mind is a powerful tool, but never be a fool. […]

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  A Calm Pace To be confident in a room of many names. To look around and see familiar faces- Yet no connections. To remember the beauty I hold. And too never forget the magnetism I posses. To be confident in my walk, And never allow anyone to bring me down. I pace myself to […]

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Mindfulness of Serenity In Poetry Poetry is like listening to a harmony that brings peace to the mind and soul. It is an outlet to express what is really kept inside. Everyone expresses themselves in different ways and one of those ways is through poetry. To be able to form words and phrases with how one is […]

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