“Them against us and
Us against us ~ Something’s got
To Change or we’re doomed!”
This Haiku speaks about White on Black crimes (or systemic injustices) as well as Black on Black crime (homicides committed daily in the streets of major US cities). Yes, we have to address the systemic injustices by making it illegal to to kill a young Black boy for walking “while Black.” That goes without saying. And, we also have to look internally and do what we can to stop killing ourselves. More young black males die from murder than suicides, accidents and diseases combined. Since the murder of Trayvon Martin, there have been hundreds of young Black males killed at the hands of other Black males. Do we care more when the aggressor does not look like us? Both types of crimes are wrong, senseless and have to be addressed and halted.
Healthy Haiku Productions is dedicated to making a change in the lives of youth and families.
Vision: To raise self-esteem and the understanding of important health issues by youth and adults dedicated to improving individuals and communities across the globe.
Mission: To offer health-focused workshops, training programs and motivational speeches to teens and adults across the globe.
Values: We each have unique gifts to share with the world and a specific path –proper training and skills building help individuals to discover their gifts and paths in life.
Here is a piece that I wrote about Change several years ago and can be found in both Healthy Haiku Publications
Of the heart, the mind
The openness to love
To challenges, risk, failures.
Of the opoprtunities
To learn and to experience Life
Through another lens.
Of our attitudes about change
Stepping out of the box
That is just an illusion anyway!
Of our Perceptions of time
Knowing that tomorrow is a
Day away from when we
Must start activating our dreams.
From being victimized to
Ghetto-ized to En-Grandized.
That makes us stop to breathe
And be he embodiment of God
That we were created to be
In the First Place.
That makes us tap into our
Brilliance in a way that
Sends us whirling through space
Igniting new stars
And geniuses along the way!
So powerful that it makes
Us realize that the place
That had us stuck no longer exists
So we are now freed up and fired up
To achieve in ways that only mirrors
The magnificence of our
Creation on this earth!
Copyright @ Dr. Imani Ma’at
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