Author Archives: The Oldstrong

About The Oldstrong

"At the end of the day, day My momma told me don't let no one break me, let no one break me At the end of the day, day, Nobody, nobody, ever could stop me, ever could stop me At the end of the day, day You can't regret it, if you were trying, if you were trying At the end of the day, day I'm walking with a heart of a lion, yeah"

Beauty

Did I ever really know the meaning of beauty? When I met Beauty she changed the definition of beauty Pleasuring my every sense A fleeting glance as much as I dare…an eternity within a moment So I turn my back…I … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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LetterRoars

The pen is mightier than the sword True…but not in my case My pen is the sword and me…  I’m a lion, My head adorned with a mane of ideas Picking words from anywhere Everywhere I take that back Picking … Continue reading

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Liberacism

Ethnic cleansing taking place The US aiding racist factions The first black president overseeing these actions A supposed intervention to protect civilians In reality the arming of racist minions America achieving its motives by starting fights Goals more important than … Continue reading

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Absent

Lightning strikes behind my eyes Thunder crashes my brain I enter the void My muscles spasm, contract beyond my capability …hard like steel I couldn’t tell you what I feel I am absent… …where am I? I’m in the void. … Continue reading

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Come-Unity

Yes there are underlying issues Police powers misused This is not about unemployment Youths rioting for enjoyment For the want of new trainers from JD’s In a few weeks there’ll be back with their CV’s Burning a man’s shop that … Continue reading

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Loot

A young man lost his life…to violence The people took to the street to protest, We have the right to march… …to protest …to riot!? To cause destruction!? To loot, to steal…like a thief It beggars belief There must have … Continue reading

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Where Next?

Mum and dad junkies Left in the crib alone Where next? Taken into care Passed from home to home. Where next? Five years old at school Worst behaviour in the class. Where next? Always getting the blame Deteriorating fast. Where … Continue reading

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Land of the Rising Sun

Earthquake, tsunami Then came radiation If ever a place could withstand This is that nation.   Meltdown of reactors No time to react Rally round Japan Now it’s time to act.   Spirits are still high As buildings still stand … Continue reading

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Remembering Katrina

True colours shown When the levees broke The truth remained unknown When the levees broke Racism evident When the levees broke Classism prevalent When the levees broke Blacks left to die When the levees broke The poor asking why When … Continue reading

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