1/10/21: Really feeling this poem — owning it — from 2017 today.
3/9/17: Equality #poetry
There is no writing without equality.
There is no living without equality.
Condescension expressed and condescension believed is violence.
Feeling insulted is a prerequisite of freedom.
Pride sets the course
I have never been insulted
by any person that I had not transcended.
One’s constantly transforming voice is one’s destiny
Never collaborate with anyone who would repress that voice
Live your peace with integrity
and watch the naysayers disappear
or not matter
I know all of this.
I’m Living Proof.
Copyright 2020 Richard Thomas