May 4, 2007

Revolutionary Dreams

Posted in Randumb at 9:52 pm by Iram

i used to dream militant
dreams of taking
over america to show
these white folks how it should be
i used to dream radical dreams
of blowing everyone away with my perceptive powers
of correct analysis
i even used to think i’d be the one
to stop the riot and negotiate the peace
then i awoke and dug
that if i dreamed natural
dreams of being a natural
woman doing what a woman
does when she’s natural
i would have a revolution

~Nikki Giovanni

1 Comment »

  1. tom said,

    Nikki Giovanni stole the sentiment from a woman who lived 700 years ago. But at least it was worth stealing.

    “If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire.”
    Catherine of Sienna

    Saw the blog address in your e-mail. Very cool.

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