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Strictly for the People: The Poetry Chapbook

Table of Contents

p<>{color:#000;}. Table of Contents 1

p<>{color:#000;}. Dedication/Acknowledgements 3

p<>{color:#000;}. Introduction 4

p<>{color:#000;}. Prologue: Final Exams 5

All the Time 6

Reporting Live 7

What You Say Goes 8

Without a Doubt 9

Terse 10

Salutes from the Obtuse 11

Holographic Magnet 12

The Good Life 13

Perfidy 14

Buffering… 15

Unfettered 16

Planet of the Escape 17

The Rough Ends of the Paper Trail 18

Mr. and Mrs. Stock Broker 19

As of Late 20

Unwarranted 22

Success of the Successor 23

Scarred for Life 24

Art of the Conquer 25

The Truth Is 26

Contempt of Self 27

Treason 28

Farmers Delight 29

Representation, Destination, Manifestation 30

Insured 31

Verismo 32

Fatality Morality 33

Abiotic 34

Skin Creek 35

Moonlight at Midnight 36

p<>{color:#000;}. Epilogue 37


This Chapbook is dedicated in the loving memory of Garland “S.I.”Tyree, Carolyn Faircloth Gerhardt, as well as the rest of my fallen comrades and loved ones. Red tears I will forever shed…

I would like to thank my mother and father for their unconditional love. I would like to thank Ms. Bianca “binkyboo” Rodriguez, Marley G. Swagger, Mr. Kilo James, Ricky Shaw, Kennan Winn, Stephon Jennings, Rasheen Price, as well as the rest of my team for continuing to live in the name of love, peace, justice, freedom and truth. If you were not mentioned blame my mind not my heart. Special thanks to those who have continued to plot and pray for my demise.


When you stop growing you stop living. There’s no way around it. If you can’t challenge your way of thinking, how solid was your conviction in the first place?

This chapbook’s title speaks for itself. This is art for the people. I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you enjoy it. Love is love no matter how you spell it.

Prologue: Final Exams

Huey P and Bobby Seale’s fight for their brothers and sisters plight of the enforcement of civil rights. Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and the prophet Muhammad’s perseverance. Nelson Mandela’s incarceration for twenty-seven years without a single tear. William Lloyd Garrison’s only intuition and decision revolved around abolition. Not only the leader of the Haitian revolution; Toussaint L’ Ouverture was solely responsible for his manumission from the slavery institution. Prince Siddhartha’s stride to reach the enlightened state of Buddha and Buddhism’s mission statement to end all suffering.

Thumbnail sketch at best was the test. Not in regards to obtaining personal gain or self gratification, but strictly for the people. Strictly for the people, strictly for the people, Strictly for the people.

“All the Time”


When in thought,

are you a scholar of your past thoughts

or the teacher of

what’s now being taught?

If you answer too quick

you might miss it.

If you answer too slow,

your answer might just be no.

Just know

your answer will essentially

help you grow.

“Reporting Live”



Black lives matter,

but what about the latter?


As we continue to get caught up

in the ideology of

wearing t-shirts and using hashtags,

when are we going to strive to become

#BetterMoms and #BetterDads ?


Black lives matter,

but what about the latter?


It has been said, “Charity starts at home”,

but as we continue to riot

and tear down our very own,

It makes me ask

“Who’s side are we really even on?”

Yes I agree,

Change has to start in the physical

true indeed.

Through hurting your won,

what is it that

we are really standing to

achieve and succeed?


Black lives matter

but what about the latter?


When I say latter,


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Strictly for the People: The Poetry Chapbook

Are you up for a challenge? A challenge of your outlook on life, moral standard and train of thought? Are you up for a challenge? Well how strong was your conviction in the first place?

  • ISBN: 9781310483684
  • Author: Calvin C. Kearney
  • Published: 2016-05-01 09:05:07
  • Words: 3317
Strictly for the People: The Poetry Chapbook Strictly for the People: The Poetry Chapbook