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Aaron LaLux Oct 2018
The 3 Crucifixes sit,
atop this city like a tombstone,
but this grave feels so alive,
so vibrant in it’s Post-Colonial glory,

the Spaniards came & went,
well “came & went” is too courteous a term,
but hey either way wherever your beliefs may lay,
they left & when they did they left behind their language & La Ermita Church,

now what’s left is gift wrapped & embodied in Native Blood & Colonial Skin,

ancient wisdom lost in translation all in the name of The Cross,
sacred status melted down for the gold they contained,
I wonder if Colombians or any South Americans for that matter,
think about the past past but the remnants that were left when speaking Spanish,

I guess the Spanish never really left,
& the Inquisition is finished but still I must confess,
Native Blood & Colonial Skin is a pretty good combination,
because 200 years after they left look what we get,

a vibrant culture a wonderful mix,
late night Salsa fiestas at Zaperoco,
hot weather hot food hot women hot music,
& vibes so alive you’d almost forget about the looming tombstone,

watching everything like it’s on replay,
like everyone is already gone which they as in we will all be one day,
when Nature finally returns to reclaim,
what was rightfully Hers in the first place,

in the same way Colombians reclaimed Colombia once the Spaniards went away,

but until Nature comes back to reclaim it’s arepas salsa & coffee,
it’s a beautiful day in Cali let’s have a lively debate over empanadas panela & pollo,
partying from sunset & on in to the humid Cali night,
making such amazing memories that we temporarily forget about the crucifix tombstones,

but all the while there those 3 Crucifixes sit,
atop this city like a tombstone,
but this grave feels so alive,
so vibrant in it’s Post-Colonial glory…

∆ Aaron LaLux ∆
Elyon Sep 2018
Transfixing mushrooms wide
into soil where it spreads like jelly
congealed of teary elephant trunks,
where upon raves of reviewing waves
widened with staves of sonic craze,
like spores into you, like you!

Across Africa, truly truly –
not one country. All through chutneys,
it is poetry and Aphrodite’s ivories
where blood drowns in Lake Loch’s
scabs of **** of Ella’s contrast
back into square dancing acts
and somehow, somehow –
esta no es mi lengua
why did you ever come out?

Crumbling inwards as in space,
individual supernovae, quite a chase
I do hope Woodrow dies a boy.
mk Feb 2018
your cheeks blush
a light red, a dark pink
and i think to myself
maybe it's time
that i wash off the
oppression from your skin
the colonial violence
and the crimes against humanity
your eyes are a certain kind
of blue that i always
associated with privilege and pain
but maybe there's more to them
the ocean under the moon
the poppies mid-june
you burn under the sun
but maybe that isn't a punishment from God
instead a blessing from the
God of Sun who loves you
so much that She can't help but
kiss you just a little too long
your white skin speaks
of your history with your all too obvious
scars and bruises that shine
(you couldn't ever see mine)
maybe they are not from the wars you started
but the ones you fought
protecting yourself from your
own demons
while you button your shirt,
i see the light shadow of blonde
clean-shaven, button-up in a suit
white men with power over me
white men who want to hurt me
i am the enemy, i think.
he is the enemy, i think.
they are the enemy, i think.
or maybe-
maybe he is the midnights turned morning
the coffee and the cream cheese
the husband
the father
the start of a revolution
colored light brown, dark white
the lineage that is not of oppressors
the lineage that is not of the oppressed
the lineage
that is us-
survivors, fighters, or simply-
just two kids in love.
revisiting my colonial past and peeking a glance at my romantic future
Big Virge Aug 2017
Ya know …….
" Syndromes " … roam …

Through phones and homes
Like …. " Twilight Zones " …
have … " Darker Tones " …

Tones that … LACK …
" Balance " …  that stands …
next to …. " The Truth " ….

Instead …. most choose ….
Syndromes … that … " Prove " …

How Many … play tunes …
that … Don't Sound … COOL … !!!

Condescending … quotes …
that … HIT …. " Dud Notes " …

because they … Play Out …
of … " Ignorant " … mouths … !!!
whose views are … "Bound" …
by ….. " Colonial Grounds " ….. !!!!!

"Those" … that see …
White Views … as … CLEAN … !!!
and having ….. " Sheens " …..
of …. " Positive " …. Dreams ….

While … Darker … voices …
are … NOT … Anointed … !!! …
in …. " CEREMONIES " …. !!!!!

because they are seen ……  
as being … "unclean" … !!! …
" NEGATIVE " … and … Mean … ?!?

The Type … that … NEED … !!!
to be … Put to … "sleep" …

Until someone … white's …
Inclined to …. " Recognise " ….
the type of … "Insights" …
of say … " Rastafari " …

without **** … in sight … ???

Coke takers … are … FINE … !!!
because ….. " Their Lines " ……
are the shade … THEY LIKE … !!!!!
NOT Dark … but … LIGHT …

In Fact you … find …
it's alright for … THEM … !!!
to gain … Fame … and … Express ...
as if …. " Sniffing " …. DEFINES ….
an …… Inspired Mind …… !!! ??? !!!

These days … I See …
and hear … " Pretty Speak " …
from … " Mostly " … white peeps …

who seem to … BELIEVE …
that … " POSITIVITY " …
and ….. " UNITY " …..
are the best things for ….
….. " HUMANITY " ….. !!!!!

when they live … " Up the street "
from … " impoverished " … peeps …
Who .... They'd rather ... "Keep" …
AWAY FROM …. " Their Breed " …. !?!?!

"But, I'm alright,
cos' i'm not like them !!!!!"

is the … " Usual line " … !!!

as if … THEY … are PHLEGM ... !!!!!
and just cause … " Problems " ...

" Third World " …. Heads ….
who … NEED TO … " Affect " …

A change of … " ATTITUDE " … !!!!!

INDEED … Some Do … !!!!!

But …. Historical Moves …
Some Whites … have used …
were put …. in place ….
to … IMPRINT … in brains …

That … " They are " …

…… SUPERIOR ….. !!!!!

while … " The rest " … are …

…….. INFERIOR …….. !!!!!!!!

I hear it … today …
in comments … now made …

That prove … HOW DEEP …
… " Colonial Themes " …
run through … the minds …
of … " Too Many Peeps " …

ALL … Colour types … !!!!!

seem … HAPPY … to lie …
or … NOT TO … " Think " …
about …. " The Things " ….
that they … KNOW … are …

………. " RACIST " ……… !!!!!!!!!

Like … " Playing Tricks " …
or … " Running Jokes " …
as if …. " Chain Links " ….
have … now been … BROKE …

It seems as though ….
" Historical " …. notes ….
have been …. ERASED ….
from … " Certain Brains " … !!!!!

But …..
NOT IN …. MINE …. !!!!!!

I don't … Carry … CHIPS … !!!

Nope …
My shoulders are … FINE … !!!!!
just like ….. " My Mind " …..

STRONG … and … Inclined …
to ….. NEVER …… Deny ……. !!!!!

The skin they live in … !!!!!

Dark and … " Tanned " …
like slaves that …. RAN …. !!!!!

I Ain't … THAT MAN … !!!!!!

But … descend from clans …
" Without " … Ku Klux … hands …  
and …. Hoods to …. Match ….

What's up with … THAT … ?!!!?

Did they just … " Disappear " ...
and are now … NOT HERE … !!!!!

Too many … I FEAR … !!!!!
Have been … " Well Steered " …
to believe … " The Veneer " …

That …. Powerful Racists ….
are … NOT IN … " High Places " …

because of …. OBAMA …. ?!!!?

They … NEED TO LOOK …
……… HARDER ……… !!!!!!!!

and … STOP … Running Talk
that betrays … "Racist Thoughts" … !!!!!
when blacks … Don't Retract …
but speak …. " Quoting Facts " …. !!!!!!

About the … " Syndromes " …
where … Racism Roams … !!! …

because of the past ….
that leaves their cards ….

…… MARKED ….. !!!!!!

From Europe to … Asia …

" Racists " … still hold … favour …
because of the … " Paper " …
" They use " ….. to buy …..
……… TRAITORS ………..  !!!!!!!!

'" Traitors " ….

Who … " Sold Out " …
Black People … !!! ...
Don't Doubt … !!!!!!! …

Africa … has them …
These things … I Accept … !!!!!

while … Many Blacks … DON'T … !?!
So … have the … " Syndrome " …

Just like … These … " White Folks "
who make …. " Stupid Quotes " …. !!!!!
when they … CLEARLY KNOW …
That …. Racism Roams ….
inside of their … Homes …
and … "In Those" … who …

……….. DENY ………….. ?!?

What Lies … in … " Their Files "… !!!  

The Legacy of ….
Their past … History …

which … Still Runs … Today … !!!!!
in …. TOO MANY … Brains … !!!!!!!

Racists … have got … CLEVER … !!!
and …. Operate …. BETTER …. !!! ….
because their … " Defence " …
is … Now like … " Mayweathers' "

" WE'RE IN IT TOGETHER !!!!! " ……

So … if that's the case … ?

Where is this … " Third World " … ?!?
They Claim's … a … " DISGRACE " … !!!!!
But … buy places to … STAY … ?!?!? …

I'm a … " Little Concerned " … !!! …
at … some quotes …
White Folks … make …

Who then … get …. IRATE ….
when they … hear a … Black Man …
who now …. OVERSTANDS …. !!!!!!

and … " Reminds Them " … of Blots …
They hold … from the … " past " …
that STILL … " HAVEN'T STOPPED " … !!!
in the ….. " Whitest of Hearts " ….. !!!!! …..

They're quick to … " Now Say " …
that … " They Face Racist Ways !!!!! " …

If they do …. ?!?

Where … TODAY … ???
are … white people … BEATEN …
and … HUNG UP … like … " Slaves " … ?!?!?

I guess it's … " Such Quotes " …
that are … " Too Close To Home " …
for the types of … white folks …
who are … NOT … Alone … !!! …

When it comes to … " The People " …
whose thoughts are … "Controlled" …

and caught in …
what is known …
as this …. A ….

….. " Syndrome " …..
Well sadly, certain themes seem destined to run on, forever and ever, from Virginia to London right down to Barbados, it's all the same flavour, racist behaviour that's nothing to savour ! So,  old as this poem is, it's as relevant now, as it's always been ...... again .... Sadly !!!
Nesma Aug 2017
I
Sometimes, i forget to capitalize my "I"s.
i wonder if it's because English is not my first language,
or because colonialism forgot to teach me to capitalize "I" but remembered to teach me to capitalize "English"
funny that I'm writing this in English.
Akemi Jul 2017
white snakes the gallow
perdurance // a mottled core
three hundred galloped
tocsin! klaxon!
adorned with horns of yesteryear
tar and lynching rope.
the sordid history of imperialist *****

(you know, they never left)
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