Whew! It is a lot going on. I mean a Lot! A Lot! The music playing in my head is Marvin Gaye’s What”s Going On. The next song on the playlist is Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court Nominee, singing James Brown THE Big Pay Back. After that Poet and songwriter, Bobbi Womack released a song called I Can’t Understand It. The Russian Republicans will be asking that question to a man who does not read, have the ability to run the country, and probably just open the Gates of Hell on the 2 Hours Plus upon firing Rob Rosenstein or excepting his resignation. This is not a Constitutional Crisis but a D**n Bloodbath.
As the music begins to dissipate in my brain I thought I would go read a book to reset and Energize the Bunny. I wanted a cool smooth tap on the drum so the words could bring a new Funk and meaning to this poem. I was checking out Song Through The Wall, Akua Lezli Hope edited by Nikki Giovanni from the 100 Best (But I Cheated) African American Poems. Remix You Will Not__Ain’t Happening. A facelift for this moment in time is now due. So here’s my spin.
Don’t even go there and try to attempt to place the blame, shame and denigrate me.
Cory Booker said, “Bring It” to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Eleven men with Alt-Right Views should never ever judge.
Since the Time of Anita Hill, some of these same men have continued their bigotry and grudge.
Christine Blasey Ford revealed her deepest darkest secrets recognizing it is not her fault.
How many more women will be responsible, show Moral Courage, and say it was a criminal sexual assault.
Women and men should take a stand so they will not feel the burden of relentless sadness.
The winds have shifted, tides change course, we are left with mental madness.
You fight, stand your ground, don’t back down, this moment in TIME in 2018
ME TOO and TIMES UP MOVEMENT truly supports it Ain’t Happening.
You will not bully, harass, silence my voice or ring my bell.
You will not limit my choice, beat my spirit down or put me through hell.
You will not destroy my reputation or crush my dreams.
You will not change my heart and lower my self-esteem.
You will not shove me aside and make me wait.
You will not drive me to the point of corruption and hate.
You will not lie, disrespect, or violate my privacy.
You will not scar my life with your hypocrisy.
You will not treat me as an old coin that has been degraded
You will not touch me inappropriately, my body is not to be passed around or traded.
You will not push my life aside by the minute or the hour.
You will not, You will not, You will not ignore I have been empowered.
Dedicated to All the Women and Men across the nation who are stepping out, speaking out and validating their Moral Courage.
Healing starts today. Take the Time out of your life and write down what YOU WILL NOT.
Special Shout out to Ari Melber hearing your words (Ain’t Going Out Like That/Cypress Hill)
Motivation to finish this poem. This one hits home. Thank You Again.