Wendy Jane’s Facebook Poems Cross Colorlines Daily

30 May

By now, most of you know about my Facebook poems, the daily poems I create from my friends’ status updates.  Well, it’s crossed my mind, more than once, that these poems are a melding of many voices:  black, white, Latino, Cape Verdean, Asian, and more.  How often do we get to hear voices come together in one piece of work, other than in song?

Here are three recent poems that bring a diversity of voices together

Sunday, May 27, 2012

this is how
today went
the brothers
the gangsters
they fought like
warrior poets
and won their
freedom
request timeout
we breathe air
all quiet
on the Rez today

Thanks to contributors: Joe, Kevin, Chachi, Jay, James, Susan

 

Friday, May 25, 2012

with four letter words
wishing is not enough
I have never been
more happy to
meet you
majestic AND sexy
sabrosa
get yours
do not
seek it
from without

Thanks to:  Paula, Jay, Samantha, Frog & Toad, Eric, Beth

 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

think in a straight line
but don’t talk
in circles
if you wait too
long, you miss them
love should not hurt
it should feel good
life is beauty
admire it
who you jivin’ with
that cosmic debris
but between
you and me
very, very tempting

Thanks to:  Shelby, Rodney, Tracy, Rochelle, Geoffrey, Ken, John

 

As always, thanks to all of you, whose lines I use to construct these daily poems.  You are a continual inspiration, and I thank you for your permission to create something new from all of your thoughts and feelings.

 

2 Responses to “Wendy Jane’s Facebook Poems Cross Colorlines Daily”

  1. Myrna Griffith May 30, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    Hi Wendy. These are cool, but really hard to read on-screen in that font.

    • Wendy Jane May 30, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      Thank Myna–I’ll fix the poems!

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