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