By Kamau Tebogo Zulu Damali, Prisonersolidarity.org
June 9, 2007
Hungry for Freedom.
In 400 years.
Lush green land.
From the Nile River,
Sprinkled upon Earth.
To resurrect the dead.
Like a broken window
In an abandoned building.
His anguished heart
Echoing the thunderous cries.
Of 2.2 billion hungry children.
No one seems to hear them,
But him ...
has an axe to grind
With a voracious hippo
Named Corporate Amerika.
That's getting fat
Off the backs of poor people.
Creating unemployment, crime, imprisonment...
a sad soul with no home.
Like life without living.
Like struggle without hope.
Without a glimmer.
Just a bitter bottle of anarchy.
Revolutionary thoughts poured
Into a gloomy sea of non-existence.
your correspondence to:
Tebogo Zulu Damali #279380
Wisconsin Secure Program Facility
P.O. Box 9900
Boscobel, WI 53805
would like Prisonersolidarity readers to know that he has written
two books and is looking for a progressive publisher. Please contact
him at the address above if you are interested. Previous writings
archived in the Commentary section of the Prisonersolidarity website
(http://www.prisonersolidarity.org/commentary.htm) attest to the
vivid voice of this talented writer. Kamau relays that he was with
Ohio residents in spirit when they rallied against the death penalty
at the Ohio State Penitentiary on Martin Luther King Day. He wishes
the best to Siddique Abdullah Hasan, the Lucasville Five, and
all who are in similar situations, "as they struggle against
the yoke of the death penalty and the prison system simultaneously."
Kamau thanks everyone for campaigning on the behalf of oppressed
prisoners, and helping him and other prisoners to share their voices
with the people.
following link offers tips for writing to prisoners: http://prisonersolidarity.org/TipsForWritingPrisoners.htm