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Mandela and me

I didn’t expect Nelson Mandela’s death to be so emotional for me. We never met face to face. He was sentenced to life in prison when I was two. This means that for my entire childhood, he was in jail. … Continue reading

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We who believe in Freedom cannot rest

Last night I rehearsed this song, tonight I sang it as a prayer and then heard that Trayvon Martin’s killer has been ruled not-guilty. “Until the killing of black men (black mother’s child) is as important as the killing of … Continue reading

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I am so happy

I am happy I am not too much for you  Too juicy, too wind-swept, too tumbling down the hill wild, too much drama queen too many run on images and phrases   I am attempting impossible on my way to … Continue reading

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Standing in the Wind

I was thinking about this song I wrote in 2003 today. Maybe it’s in the wind… so I thought I’d post it. It’s a kind of longing song … I still feel so free standing in the wind…   standing in … Continue reading

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The Boat

You say “love, love, love  is something chosen” I say “love, love, love is all I know” You say, “Tomorrow we’ll grow mangos and swim in the sea” I say “Today I’m a dancer, a poet, a prayer.  … it’s the … Continue reading

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