February 22, 2015



The absence of Joy, void of contentment

when feelings only feel loss, and ideas 

are absorbed in delusion.

It speaks in monosyllables, if at 

all, in the tone of E-flat, neither 

screeching or beseeching, bleaching 

anguish from a wound discovered

from the inside-out.

Inside-out, outside bombarbed by racist 

radiation enveloping one's being in a 

bubble of white ambivalence, pushing 

the envelope to a point of irrelevance 

when what matters does not matter.

Black Lives Matter! Our Collective 

Humanity Matters!

Solitary confinement, an antiseptic 

whitewashed reality caused by the 

imposition of nullification as people 

of color are relegated to a Prison Nation.

Denied purpose 

Denied reason 

Denied hope 


The hypocrisy of democracy 

We Will Not Be Denied!

We proclaim 

No Justice No Peace!

That's No Lie!

Part Two:

Living Black in a white world 

but taught to not be racist, 

contradictions of a paradox 

wrapped in an enigma the 

mystery lost in history not 

taught why the first is now 


Not racist but pro-Black 

not Anti-Israel but 

pro-Palestine liberation 

(they too are semitic) 

building a future for the poor 

when the rich want more, the 

poor loving freedom like 

the rich love their billions.

Reconciliation through Revolution???

Part Three:

Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Imperialist, 

Anti-Exploitation, Anti-Racism, 

Anti-Hegemony, Anti-Class Divisions, 

Anti-Colonialism, Anti-Oppression, 

Anti-Repression, Anti-Sexism, 

Anti-Chauvinism, Anti-Plutocracy …

These are progenitors of PAIN!!!

Now labeled as Anti-American?


February 2015

Jalil Muntaqim

Attica, NY State


Write to Jalil (he loves to correspond with people about his writing):

Anthony J. Bottom #77A4283

Attica C.F.

P.O. Box 149

Attica, NY 14011-0149

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