Sunday, June 7, 2020

A Room of My Own: Black Rage Tanka

in memory of Malcolm X

the White House
in scorching heat
waves of black rage
against this Great Wall
of riot shields


  1. Share with you the following words of wisdom from Malcolm X:

    1 Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.

    2 A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

    3 If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.

  2. I really liked these stories in your blog I found them useful for little students and I would like to tell you that I have also started my blog but the subject is different Spanish my life I have to tell I have a community in my city that we call a story club there we daily tell experiences and stories and I found your stories useful. Now these days we do not conduct our club because of COVID-19 but we do that online all members come online and share them. And I would like to say thank you so much for writing such stories and to spread knowledge. Really appreciated.

  3. "You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it." Malcolm X
    patriotism -
    the smallest room
    in the mansion
    Simon Hanson
    Failed Haiku, April 2017