Friday, September 11, 2009

Affirmative Action: 3 Male Poets to Follow

This blog's purpose is to highlight Black women artists, in particular poets and songwriters. Still, I believe in Affirmative Action. Below are three male poets to follow.

we know what we want
- liaison
not empty space 
Read more by Constant

And we can change anytime we want,
It all in the choice
No effort, no work, no job, no savings, no money
Read more by Dele


Then we walk—holding our
hot and cold stories—past the makeshift
poems on the wall, to a set of seats resting
on the black checkered tile.

Read more by Keith Wilson

I hope they don’t get upset at me posting their pictures (without asking permission). They’re all future babydaddy candidates (or in light of recent e-conversations, husband-material) and could be single.  Nothing sexier than a man’s mind! Subscribe to their blogs!


  1. I am honored, thanks so much for the link!

  2. Thank you Keith. You're the reason I keep this blog going. Really! You're my only subscriber. Knowing that you read my blog helps me continue to add content to the site.

  3. Thank you for the highlight i am touch. when you have the time i would like to suggest you place Read more by Constant next to my picture. thanks again

  4. Thank you kindly Vizionheiry. I should not that I've been subscribing to your blog every since you gave them to me (hence, you have an additional subscriber). Love the babydaddy/husband-ry comment :P

    Thanks again ;)

    @Keith: I'm having trouble subscribing to your blog.

    @Constant: Got your blog subscribed to; powerful poetry.

  5. Constant, you're welcome. I fixed it!

    Dele, your comment reminds me to do 3 things

    1)finish my feedburner registration so I know who has subscribed and

    2)add Disqus to elevate the comments

    3) Convert you so I can move up your babydaddy application! :)

  6. Dele, can you try again?

    I'm not sure what the problem would be...

    I'd hate to lose a potential subscriber.

  7. @Keith: it's all good now, got myself subscribed and thanks for the comments on my blog.

    @Vizionheiry: for #3, interesting. I guess you're assuming atheist have lesser capacity to love, Well.

    I'm an atheist and God made me so, who I'm I to question the work of God.

  8. @Dele,

    Yes atheists have the same capacity to love. When I said I'd have to convert you to move up the application, it's because my babydaddy/husband will be Christian.

  9. @VH:
    So him being a Christian makes a lot of difference. I'm sure he can't be Muslim or Hindu either. i get your point and that's my point.

    Why is religion so intolerant?

  10. Dele,

    *e-hugs to Dele*

    If you were to marry an atheist, I wouldn't think of that as intolerant. It would make sense that you would want to make a life with someone who shares your values and beliefs.

    Likewise, I want to share a life with someone who believes that Jesus is their Savior so we have the same foundation to partner through life and raise our children with the same beliefs.

    Intolerance would be f I started a relationship with you as an atheist, then force a conversion in the process. That's why I wrote it with a smile :). That's hypothetical.

    Just because you are not a Christian doesn't mean that you're still not a great partner for someone.

  11. @VH:

    You raised even more question than you've now answered. Raising kids via the believe that Jesus is a savior presupposes that Christian morality is just. I'm not saying it's not, but let's re-examine the evidence.

    I'm reminded of a post I made a while ago ( and another I punned with ( and another (

    We all soon start to realize that raising moral kids and raising Christian kids might be too different things and oft times, judging by the reality you and I face everyday, and the religious institution on every corner, religion is eating into morals.

  12. Whew. I went and posted comments on all your linked blog posts.

    The Bible shows lessons of people who struggle with moral dilemmas of their time. Jesus came and gave examples of his responses to these dilemmas. Most importantly, those of us who have accepted Jesus Christ, has the Holy Spirit, an internal compass that discerns right and wrong. This does not preclude a Christian from immoral behavior. Romans 3:23 says that we all fall short of the glory of God.

    I can raise my kids with the tools prayer, daily Bible study, protection of marriage, etc, but it is their choice to accept Jesus as their Savior, not mine.

    And I agree that religion does not preclude people from being immoral.

  13. Thanks for stopping by and putting in your thoughts on each of the posts, I have replied accordingly.

    Jesus was only an improvement over the barbaric acts of the old testament not a model of morality either. In fact, Jesus preferred his "salvation" was for *just* the Jews, exclusively for the Jews. A bit shocking? Bare with me here.

    Mark 7:26-28 [Amp. Bible] writes:

    "Now the woman was a Greek (Gentile), a Syrophoenician by nationality. And she kept begging Him to drive the demon out of her little daughter.

    And He said to her, First let the children be fed, for it is not becoming or proper or right to take the children's bread and throw it to the [little house] dogs.

    But she answered Him, Yes, Lord, yet even the small pups under the table eat the little children's scraps of food."

    Apostle Paul was the one responsible for spreading the "good news" outside of the Jew would. This he constantly referred too by most times emphasizing in this manner (often trying to for cable bridge the gap):
    "For we hold that a man is justified and made upright by faith independent of and distinctly apart from good deeds (works of the Law). [The observance of the Law has nothing to do with justification.]

    Or is God merely [the God] of Jews? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also,

    Since it is one and the same God Who will justify the circumcised by faith [[a]which germinated from Abraham] and the uncircumcised through their [newly acquired] faith. [For it is the same trusting faith in both cases, a firmly relying faith in Jesus Christ]. (Romans 3: 28-30, Amp. Bible)

    I deviate, back to a point. When you raise your kids no choice. It like going through a science school all my life and being told it's my choice to choose between being a scientist an artist or a musician.

    If you expose your kids to the options, then I agree it is indeed their choice to choose.

  14. Jesus came to people who identified as Jewish because they were given the scriptures through Moses. They should've recognized him as the Messiah because he is the complete fulfillment of scripture. Many were caught up in religiosity rather than true abidence to the Laws of Moses.

    As for the intial discussion, the scriptures [Deut 6:6-7] ask that I raise my children studying the Bible day and night. It's difficult to do this with a person who does not accept the scriptures as an authority (i.e., not Christian).

    It seems that you're interested in the scriptures. I know you enjoy philosophy which is probably what leads to your love of exegesis. I hope you pursue your intereste not only with your mind, but with your heart.

    Don't allow Christians to block you from Christ.

    I'll trackback to your blog posts.

  15. "...They should've recognized him as the Messiah because he is the complete fulfillment of scripture. Many were caught up in religiosity rather than true abidance to the Laws of Moses." Really? I dealt with this a while ago here:

    Moving on; why would anyone accept the scripture as authority? Before you think I'm disrespecting the "holy" scriptures, allow history help me out on the origin[s] of the Bible as we have it today: (hopefully I made my point)

    The mind and the heart -- interesting subdivision, I'm a Darwinist and metaphysical doesn't go down well my throat unless of course that expression was metaphorical, then I retract.

    Christians, or any religious sects are not blocking me from finding anyone. It just intrigues me on how much the modern man isn't so modern in his hold on myths. I actually once argued (not sure where anymore) that, we might look back and think the Aztecs where barbaric in there ritualism, to which I ask, for religion, it's the exact same practice only this time, we've 'modernized'the act.

    And maybe, years into the future, that generation (if the human race still exists) would look back and wonder at our barbaric ritualism.

    Oh, let me pop in this for your enjoyment: (Mmm, I think the link title gives the point away).

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