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Here, at long last, is a new poem.                                                                                                                 whenever i say i'm from alabamapeople seem to want to askwhat it was like to hold that fire hosei never have to answerbut if i did i'd tell themi...
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Many of you have already seen this poem, but it seems appropriate to pull it back out for today.    i wish that i were langston hughesor even maya angelouable to cry out for freedomover the roofs of the worldfrom a position of surprisingand unaccustomed strengthbut sadly i am notfor no matter...
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Here's a new poem (for a change).  It will likely find its way into my upcoming book.    before the four-lane was finishedthe road to the lake rose and fell and wound throughtrees so draped with kudzuthey looked like elephantslining up to drinkfrom the shimmery miragesdancing fleetinglyon the...
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I stopped giving my poems titles almost ten years ago, and I must admit that this blog system's requirement of a title is causing me some difficulty.  So please keep in mind that the title above is for the blog post, not the poem, for if I had to title the poem, it would probably need to be a bit...
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The lively and wonderful discussion regarding white privilege (http://www.redroom.com/author/tim-wise) has often been a topic of interest in my life... I am particularly interested in the debate, if you will, as it pertains to the lives of children and the plans and dreams that we as parents set...
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By Tim Wise For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will help. White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and...