Amiri Baraka: The Poet who changed the way we rhyme

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Author’s-Note:
This Man, this luminous writer & author, Amiri Baraka, has touched the minds & hearts of so many People, from around the World, through his consciousness, via his writing. Yet, sadly, he has passed-on. However, his impact on the Literary-World, I hope, at least, will long outlive him & be a catalyst to promote the preservation of his memory.

Your Star hasn’t been blown-out:

Although it’s sad to see you gone.
Your writing still makes us whole.

We love & appreciate your contributions to poetic art.
Your diction were as poignant and sharp as any dart.

You were the rebel inside all of us, who stood against opposition via paper and pen.
Whenever you expressed yourself, people all around knew well that you would win.

You always spoke truth to life, in whatever you authored.
You were never at a loss for words, were never cornered.

Although you’ve moved on, beyond this Mundane plane, your name is still in tact & will remain.
You were such an inspiration for literary prowess; the world of writing will not ever be the same.

Not many have ever risen to the levels that you’ve attained.
Regardless of criticism, you carried on, and without shame.

I only hope that I may achieve the same success as someone of your stature.
There can be no doubt: you were definitely a true writing and poetic master.

Gareth Bryant/2014

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