Remix of You Will Not__Ain’t Happening!

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.

 

Erase Away The Day

I watched the Golden Globe Awards on the carpet, not on the linoleum floor.  I could feel the pressure around my jaws as my face begin to tighten. All I could think about was my daughters and my granddaughters. Give them the opportunity to blossom into women and don’t let their self-esteem be stripped by “Shush.”  Lord don’t let a younger generation of women travel my road of Seen and Not Heard.  Women in my day were inappropriately touched by their teachers, fathers, relatives, so-called friends and ministers to be later told they would go to hell.  Who would believe them?  The greatest disappointment and the biggest Shush is when you tell your mother, guardian, or a person who you thought was a trusted friend.  The biggest hurt comes when they don’t believe you. It can shut your voice down for many years.  I pray to God Time will be Up when they embark on their journey in their lives.  Don’t get Shushed. Continue to be Heard. Continue to be Seen.

There was a voice from the late 60’s that floated through my head. As I closed my eyes I could hear Angela Davis speak about men’s power. Angela’s voice echoed, men will not cow down. Through the lens of men’s eyes, they will find a way to dismantle and manipulate any purpose or program that will put women in a position of power.  It will be done in your home, job force and government agencies (White House). Men objectify women. They feel women are their accessories (fur coat, leather glove, diamond ring, trophy wife). The abstract now becomes concrete.  Men will rise up and do everything to make women pay by lowering women into the bargain basement. It’s strange how men can drop women off into the bargain basement but don’t want to select their wives, girlfriends, or fiancée from the bargain basement. Men of power do not want their daughters dropped off at the Going Going Gone Shop in the bargain basement. Look what men do with their power.  Thinking with Penus Power has failed every time.

I found it really hard to write.  I felt my voice getting smothered and my fingers going numb. Nine months have rolled by. Hope begin to knock on my door and at my fingertips. The greatest line from the movie Scarface popped into my head. “Say Hello To My Little Friend.” The Hollywood Shoot Out of Sexual Harassment had revealed the many Scarred Faces in Hollywood.  It opens the door for the Recognizable and Unrecognizable to come forward and tell their story. Every Scarred Face and Scarred Heart across the nation would grieve, wear black, and share the global runway.  Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey took the lead for pieces of the puzzle on sexual misconduct.  It was pointed out there are many more pieces of the puzzle to come.  Gorilla glue is making the case for sexual harassment.   Alabama rolled out the red carpet before the Global Awards and made it quite clear there will be no sexual predators in the United States Senate.  They too should get an award for letting the world know having a sexual predator for a senator is definitely not the norm.

There has been so much division, hatred, and the most unremarkable behavior witness in my lifetime. I looked and searched for any channel to help Erase Away The Day. I watched a lot of Jimmy Fallon because he wasn’t riding the political tidal wave.  I was so amazed how the media continue to ride their horse after being so heavily attacked.  I needed time to regroup. I had so much to reflect on. The numbness is beginning to slowly wear off at my fingertips. I recall Tweeting after the Alabama election.  After viewing the Golden Globe Awards my heartfelt much lighter. My brain didn’t look like Pin Head.  My mind felt at ease.

All that Intentional Behavior brought to the forefront by people who knew better.  These men had a choice to make the right decision and didn’t. Yes Say Hello To My Little Friends Matt Lauer, Charley Rose, Bill O’Reilly, Blake Farenthold, Roger Ailes, Russell Simons, Mario Batali, and there are so many more. I  think Clarence Thomas name can fit inside the many more.  These are the infamous master of educators to the hidden residual rule of Sexual Harassment.   Think all the people who were diagnosed with a neurological syndrome and just didn’t have a clue about sexual harassment. The abstract is now concrete.  Well, you got infamous recognizable face wear now. Thanks to Me Too Movement, Times Up Movement, and the many women’s movement growing at light speed who were Seen and Heard. Most of all Thank You for telling your story and not letting Sexual Harassment Erase Away The Day and Erase Away Your Life.