It’s simple.

To my fellow White Americans,

To the confused, the scared, the misinformed, and the intentionally ignorant, the purpose of the African Americans protesting, is simple. They are not wanting to take over America, take your jobs, your neighborhoods, or your place in society. They want to stand side by side as equals. They want to be treated as the citizens they are. They want to be treated as good as tourists from other countries are treated.

You want to say there are violent people on TV every day on the news that validate the need for harsh policing. You want to say they have the same chance to climb up and out of whatever situation they are born in to as we are.

How can someone pull out of a place when they aren’t given the rungs of the ladder, or better yet, when they don’t have a foundation to put the ladder on in the first place?

This is not a lie. Facts are facts. I’ve worked in the system. Even in good school systems I’ve seen children falling short, not always because of the school, but because of their lives at home. Their lives at home? Lives that are the way they are due to lack of good jobs due to either education, or the perceived lack of African American’s ability to handle certain jobs.

Systemic? Yes. We may not realize it, but it is there if you start reverse engineering it. If you do not see it, then you are blind or do not have life’s engineering degree.

Ronovan

Writing from Georgia, the Deep South.

Onward Ever Onward – A Poem

Inspired by I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King Jr.

Onward Onward

Injustice justifying ire.
Tyrannical tendency reigns,
pumping vitriol through piggish veins,
inciting peaceful frauds to spark fire,
frauds dragging the cause in the mire.
Schemes bringing change through reaction,
the skilled opponent’s distraction.
The Peaceful Prophets will prevail,
their path of discourse will not fail,
pressing on to satisfaction.

My entry for this week’s Décima Poetry Challenge No. 8 FIRE. (A New Challenge here on ronovanwrites.com)

 

The Darker The Skin, a related poem.

Onward Ever Onward poem on image

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Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 8 (FIRE). This week, it’s the A rhyme spot.

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem. If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on how to write one.

This week, try and write another post using the Haiku challenge words, linking the two poems’ meanings together. It’s not a must, just a suggestion to challenge the creativity a bit more.

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines (stanza) of poetry that rhyme but in this case, there is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to.
In addition, each line must only have 8 syllables.
The rhyme pattern is;
a
b
b
a
a
c
c
d
d
c

For this particular challenge, the word FIRE must be one of the A position words. Then the other two A position(s) word(s) must rhyme with FIRE.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

This week is the 

A rhyme spot.

This week’s inspiration is to use

FIRE

as one of your “A” words, and meaning you use FIRE in one spot, and its rhyme in the other.

If you are having a bit of trouble with this prompt, just write whatever you are inspired to do as long as it is a Décima.

Tools you might need to write the poem are:
RhymeZone.com,
Thesaurus.com
HowManySyllables.com.

Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem. You can also put a link, Pingback, of this challenge in your post, to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate., but this is not a must to join in.

If you choose to put the link in your post, this is a Ping Back. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback, if you have never done one before. Basically, any time you click on a link in an article or post, that’s a Ping Back.

Please share this post on your Social Media, such as Twitter or FB. As with the pingback, this is not a requirement. Reblogging is great as well.

Some people also like to copy the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

‘nature’s health’ a Haiku

nature’s logic keeps

life with health and harmony

is without anger

 

A Haiku for my challenge this week: Anger and Logic.

Standard Monday Poetry Image

© 2020 Ronovan Hester Copyright reserved. The author asserts his moral and legal rights over this work.

 

The darker the skin…

The darker the skin,
the darker the chance.

The darker the chance,
the darker the future.

The darker the future,
the darker the life.

The darker the life,
the darker the death.

 

the darker image

Still Not Satisfied, a related poem, a Décima.

© 2020 Ronovan Hester Copyright reserved. The author asserts his moral and legal rights over this work.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 308 Anger&Logic

**LOOK FOR THE Décima PROMPT THIS WEEK AND DO A CONTINUATION OF YOUR HAIKU. Décima IS SIMPLY A RHYME POEM WITH A SET RHYME PATTERN.**

SEVERAL GREAT RESPONSES THIS WEEK. Do check them out.

(Sorry for shouting but I’m serious about this.)

Please come by on Wednesday for the new Décima Poetry Challenge. 

How to write Haiku in English. And how to do a Pingback.

Remember to come back and visit the comments section during the week for your fellow poets’ entries!

Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Anger, Logic
HowManySyllables.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The Guidelines:

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like.
    • The link above has links on how to write Haibun and Tanka. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you like instead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help, visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
    • Words have different definitions and you use the definitions that work for you Haiku. You can also use SYNONYMS. Go to Thesaurus.com for synonym help.
  1. Copy the link of your finished haiku URL and paste in a comment below so we can all go and visit your Haiku.
    • You can do a pingback. What’s a pingback? Place the URL from the address bar up top from this post as a link within your post. Your inclusion of the link encourages others to try the challenge, be creative, and join a community to find friends and more followers (hopefully). I honestly gain nothing with more people visiting the post. I don’t have ads running that generates revenuse by your visit or by clicks on whatever WordPress has put up.
    • Click HERE for a detailed post on PINGBACKS.
  2. If you like, copy the image in this post and place it within their post, just to show the Haiku is part of this challenge.
    • I am not saying you need or even should, but if you would like to do so then go ahead.
  3. The Challenge currently BEGINS at 8 AM EST (New York City time) on Mondays. And a DEADLINE is Noon EST (New York City time) on the Sunday following the Challenge Post release.


The Challenge Words!

Anger&Logic

Not sure how to write a Haiku? Click HERE for a quick How to write Haiku Poem in English Form with links to posts for other forms of Haiku.

Much Respect-Much Love

Ronovan


 


 

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MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 552: OPEN AND CLOSE

I like this trio this week. Very precise in the delivery.

wonkywizard

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 552: OPEN AND CLOSE

kill with open eyes

brutality boost by badge

close up cruelty

Image result for minenepolis kill and protest

world is wide open

human rights violation

close cry of cadence

Image result for human rights violation in us

sense open and close

fresh flourishing learners mind

free and predestined

See the source image

Notes:

This run of haiku/senryu is in response to Ronovan’s Poetry Prompt Challenge, with the words, OPEN & CLOSE, posted on May 25th 2020.

The pictures are copied and pasted from the web, with appreciation.

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