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Byline: Reprint from Subterranean Blue Poetry

Title of Book: Protest Poetry

Author: Kimberlynne Darby Newton

Publisher: Subterranean Blue Poetry

Date of Publication: 2018

Pages: 37

"To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its most profound way."
- June Jordan (Poet, Human Rights Activist)

Protest Poetry by Kimberlynne Darby Newton and Subterranean Blue Poetry confronts the demons of life N.A. and turns the darkness of injustice into a treatise for love.

From an embattled place, the Black culture in the dominant white culture and what this means, from beleaguered social interactions, to broken love lives, to rape, to outright violence. Acknowledging the pain of violence, she is an incredibly intelligent Poet creating an eloquent treatise against the injustice of an underground war. She calls on the Spirit world, the ancient goddesses, Morrigu, Erzulie, Nzinga, and more, the goddesses of war for protection and the goddesses of love for change. This poetry is a very powerful prayer to the ancients for their descendants, so they can live and thrive in peace. The beauty of the sisterhood is a celebration, Black women, the Madonna, is the beauty of love itself, a very powerful spiritus that can heal all wounds, pours water on fire, brings life and peace to a troubled world.


Morrigu, black crow,
mistress of raven maid
hear me!
Crone of a thousand old names
I beg favor,
I hear the susurration of wings, the crooning of doves
who are not doves at all
listen, hear me.
I seek the Mother,
her face dark and creased
with a horrible gentle mien.
She watches you, me, us all.
So unendurably quiet,
she knows much,
she has forgotten worlds of us,
but remembers terrifyingly . . ."

This poetry is largely 1st person narrative in short staccato lines, a progression in Beat poetry. Included in the work are open letters to the Reader, the Poet, an activist as she illuminates in a personal way, to get people to stand up and fight for their rights for protection, love and peace. As This Writer read, her Spirit soared with inspiration for hope.

In the truthtelling, an illumination, as the craft and calling of the Poet as Oracle informs and calls attention to violence and calls on us, the Reader, to join our voices for a new America, a new way, a new peace. A brilliant write from Citizen Poet Kimberlynne Darby Newton, Protest Poetry from Subterranean Blue Poetry.

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Genre: Poetry, New Age, Women's Literature

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