Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Featured

Umbilical Cord by Tyrone Ross Thompson

Umbilical Cord by Tyrone Ross Thompson

Non Treaty died when you elevated your self
above other people
cutting off roots with colonial wealth
a pin needle can slight
their ego and every night
They’ll relentlessly rumor monger
with constant energy
a character assassin until they feel better
within a caste there is no humility
capable to marginalize their own indigenous humanity
Could keep it a hundred with a linear
mind set but it’s subjugated
a circle is needed to survive & empower
forever expanding & inclusive with a matriarchy
lost their balance of original society
But I have my own imperfection
a set of weakness and faults
a self-hate into a rage of addiction
inanimate purpose divided by lost love
but I can’t allow colonization absolve
All that I am & still a vivid memory
of the issue of a name
like being buried with no history
it hurts to have no significance
self immolation thoughts denied life’s elegance
Self-loathing into darkness
attempted to have identity erased
into nothing but regardless
searching for others whose trajectory
is beyond self interest with sincere humility
As I celebrate another year
pushing forward relentlessly
not defined by others & still here
looking for others who continue centuries of resistance
strength of foresight & remain with persistence
To think generations ahead of our own merit
build a sincere kinship
that supports & becomes a powerful habit
that gives honest recognition
to each other for sincere transformation