At this moment in time, which of your own poems is your personal favorite, and why?
INNER CITY OUTCRY
The collective brain of intolerance is a
fibrous fungus, a skinny wormy infestation of life
a hate seeker, death-dealer. They are dark black
murderous souls who
bruise bones, make thick crimes
fake their fears then speak quiet lies for
sluggish judgements of favor. Their lives
are the jagged swords of injustice
cutting away at the
tree of life—an axe on
bark-brown, skin-like matter
as songs of the dead
scream up in ghostly refrain
staccato rhythms of pain
Why this is my favorite poem:
I see my work balanced within the context of social acceptance and cultural sensitivities. My poetic expressions are multivalent signifiers of sensitivity, acceptance, equality, and acquaintance. By reflecting on crimes against people of color, this poem (Inner City Outcry) is one of my favorite because it resonates with my analysis of intolerance.
This poem is an original work written by TDwella and published in The Wayne Literary Review, Spring 2018.
TDwella is the pseudonym of Angelia Buckingham. She writes poetry under her pen name to maintain organization over her many creative ventures. Some of those ventures include writing lyrics for theme songs on the internet as well as audio tracks in commercial advertisements. She completed her B.A. (2016) in English with a focus on creative writing, at Wayne State University then went on to complete her M.A. in Information Science concentrating on Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX), at Wayne State’s School of Information Science (2018).She has had some of her poetry selections published in 34th Parallel Magazine, Eber & Wein Publishers, and the Warren Artists’ Market. She received recognition for poetry submissions to Wayne State University’s English Department. The following is a brief list. She received Honorable mention for the John Clare Award in Poetry. She was awarded the Stephen H. Tudor Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing. She was awarded the Doretta Burke Sheill Endowed Memorial Scholarship and received honorable mention for the Tompkins Award.