Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hughes, Sharp, Parker: 3 for 3

“Thank You, Ma’am,” by Langston Hughes depicts the irony and integrity of those in society who as victims, reach out to their perpetrators and through a divine like faith in humanity, teach them a lesson in empathy.

“It’s the Law: A Rap Poem,” by S. Pearl Sharp portrays a modern version of the golden rule by utilizing the irony of our modern day legislative system who’s laws are meant to push people out without combating the true problem: encouraging brother to love brother.

“Snapping Beans,” by Lisa Parker, reveals the bittersweet emotion experienced in the battle between tradition and modernity, the two worlds colliding and clashing while the speaker attempts to balance like a hickory leaf or a bean before snapped, only one wind gust or finger twitch away from coming undone.

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