Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays from The Audacity of Thought

Remember the reason for the season! Come together in unity to share love amongst each other. Thank you for a successful 2014 and i look forward to providing you with much more in 2015. Stay tuned. Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Widow Cries

In a darkened world 
Her light extinguished 
The widow cries for the lost soul 
A soul wandering 
Trying to find its way back home 
It can hear her cries 
Feel her fears 
Fears for the sons left without the model of a man 
Destined to share a similar fate 
Little girls trying to be women 
Becoming stuck and forgotten by time 
Thinking they have all the time 
Till 18 years comes too soon 
The widow cries for the lost soul 
Slowly losing the feeling 
Slowly losing its hearing 
Slowly falling into the abyss of no more 
Trying to find its way back home 
It’s getting colder 
As the world turns its shoulders 
Starving the poor to feed the banks 
Collection plates overfill with the hopes and dreams of many 
But here we are nothing, crying at the end of the pew 
The widow cries for the lost soul 
But no one hears her anymore 
Forced to take handouts from the very people with frozen shoulders 
The soul has finally found its home 
But it knows no more 
The widow is forgotten 
The fatherless are destroyed 
The dreams of the elderly are shattered like glass 
But still the widow cries 
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Try to listen to your fellow human

I’m not afraid of police brutality entirely 
I’m afraid for my daughter 
My nephew 
My friend’s child 
My brother 
I’m afraid of the misconceptions of my character without truly knowing me 
I’m afraid of not being seen as human, not being seen as a father to children 
A son to a mother and a brother to a brother 
I’m afraid you’ll judge me by my looks, God I try to look as professional as possible 
I try to fit the mold of an American 
But do I truly fit 
Is it my skin that weathered many centuries of slavery and Jim Crow 
Is it my personality, trying to constantly figure out how I fit and how my daughters fit into this equation 
If black is not American, let’s take away all his accomplishments 
If black is not the world let’s take away all of his accomplishments 
Let’s take away math and science 
Let’s take away the bible and most knowledge 
Don’t hate black skin, unify with it to continue God’s purpose 
To inhabit the world with like-minded beings 
To truly love one another 
Can we acknowledge the true history of the world? 
Can we put egos and biasedness aside to recognize truth? 
Let’s start anew 
Let’s learn from each other 
To better the world that we all live in 
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

America's Conundrum

I'm not surprised at the indictment; I'm not surprised at many things in this country. The rudeness and ineptitude of the VA, the death of so many innocent black youths, the eroding race relations despite the false pretense of racial harmony, the way the law and justice departments of the US continually destroy the process of justice. I'm not surprised at the process of law that is applied in this country. America, you wonder why Veteran suicides are so high, why crime is rampant and increasing in urban communities, why the American way isn't working? It's not working because life just doesn't happen as perfectly as you might think life in America taught generations of African Americans to be mistrustful of the government and the process of law. 
Life taught me to be cautious and respectful of the due process, due process hasn’t yielded any progress. I apologize for being black, for being poor, for being under classed. I apologize for the sacrifice I made; I apologize for being your slave, for sending me to my early grave for I know it’s me you hate, yes I apologize.  

Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2014 

Inspired by Oscar Brown Jr.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ready to Love

Why is it hard for good men to find quality women? 
Quality women have been hurt by lackluster men 
Good men have been wrecked by conniving women 
Relationships which were supposed to be built on loyalty and trust are brought down 
Brought down by fear and insecurity 
The sexes just don’t trust the sex 
They confuse the love for the lust and the lust for the unfulfilled desires they harbor in their hearts 
These hearts nowadays 
Built by distrust and reckless love 
Fooled by the independent nature of a woman who isn’t whole without a loving man 
Tricked by the man that claims to have it all but is lost without a loving woman 
We weave a difficult story of love 
We constantly lie on love 
Confusing its different variants with the actual identity of love 
We’ll never achieve the love our creator contrived for us 
Unless we’re willing to let go of earthly love 
Let go of egos and false love 
Let go of arrogance and player roles 
Are we willing to love as God does? 
Sacrifice and be loyal to one lady 
One man 
Forget the jealousies of our best friends 
Our worst enemies 
Are we willing to love unconditionally? 
As our creator does 
Are we really ready for love? 
Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2014