IDFWU

by Troy C. Thomas

We aren’t waiting any longer You’re sympathy is no longer needed Either you’re an ally… Or an enemy Playing the fence from now on means you’re against us The dancing is over The fake grins have ended The gestures to make you comfortable will now be stares of examination This is war And we have…



Shots Fired (Pun Intended)

by Troy C. Thomas

We are tired Your broken record is played out We have accepted your unjust behavior for way too long Now it’s settle up time You’re getting taxed So many generations of trauma from your hands And now its time to pay the piper Or should we say pay the niggers Thats really what you see…



Brotherhood

by Troy C. Thomas

A Sunday One arranged for masculinity Because we must do the work Work to build within ourselves, our homes, our ile,  our communities and the world All egos are left curbside We are now one This is so necessary We are a mighty bunch separately, But together we are colossal Gifted on so many levels…



Elbow Grease

by Troy C. Thomas

Some make us smile Some have that gift to make us cry There are even some that can bring the fire out of us We also have those that inspire us, That us want more for our lives, our loved ones and the whole world We need them Sometimes we forget them But they are…



Agua

by Troy C. Thomas

Santa Monica Beach 4/15/2016 6AM Good morning, I am sitting in my car and I just took my first sip of water of the day. Normally this wouldn’t be breaking news. But I have been asked to participate in an experiment. My friend Marnier Lassiter has given me a challenge to consume Kangen Alkaline Water…



Slow Motion

by Troy C. Thomas

I just literally read one of the shortest blogs on the power of “slow sex”. It gave me the inspiration to finally make my finger tips tap the keyboard of my computer (aka “let my pen bleed”). Because last week I was supposed to mark the progress of my newest child Breathe Love. And I…



Let Your Pen Bleed

by Troy C. Thomas

I can be your sanctuary But you will have to let your guard down Let me navigate through your thoughts and soul Yes, my request is bold I empathize totally, everyone can’t hold water In the back of your mind you’re wondering if you can put your trust in me And based on your past…