Friday, April 04, 2008

Poem 4: Wor(L)d Problem

Wor(L)d Problem

Let us imagine that the discontent in the Black community could be summed up like a word problem

Question: How many injustices would it take for one Black Nation to explode?


2 Kings 2 Many
2 Kings 2 Many
By: Stephen Bess 1992


neena maiya (guyana gyal) said...

Is that house up there a real one, or did you 'build' it with a collage of pics? I want a house like that!

Stephen, when people talk about exploding, I get really, really scared...terrified even. I live in a society where, any minute, *something* can happen.

I think it takes courage, strength of character, to seek peaceful solutions, for this, I lift my hat off to Martin Luther King.

Every time you come to my blog and you say 'Peace' it lifts my spirit. Makes me want to spread the feelin'.

Stephen A. Bess said...

I see this house everytime I go home to North Carolina. I took a picture of it one day and went town on it as creatively as possible. I wanted it to sum up my feelings about art.

Yes, I am all for peace first. I always hope and pray that things can be resolved peacefully. Unfortunately, most of the world don't see it this way. Peace~

Babz Rawls Ivy said...

I think everyday when I come to check the newest poem I have to start with WOW!

Wow! this poem is so very timely and thought provoking. Thought provoking indeed!

See ya tomorrow!

christina said...

I absolutely love this picture!! Amazing words. :)

Anonymous said...

Summed up the day perfectly. Thanks.
Do you read anywhere in DC? We should meet up sometime.

Stephen A. Bess said...

I'm so glad that you can appreciate my words. It's a challenge, but your words are inspiring.

Thank you and welcome to MC.

I've never read my poetry out loud. :)I've had thoughts of doing so, but...
When I hang out in the city, It's usually around 14th and U. Hit me on my email and let's set up a time and day.

Xave said...

Oh Snap!

Alizé (

Rich Fitzgerald said...

Where have I been? I've been missing out on all this! Nobody tells me nothing.

Rent Party said...

Is that second picture DC? Amazing - it looks like Nuremberg after the bombing, something on that scale!

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