Today is day 5 of the national month-long writing campaign for men on the issue of domestic violence and in support of Marissa Alexander, the Florida mother of three who was sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband. Launched by the Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Women, Emotional Justice Unplugged, and the Free Marisa Now Mobilization Campaign, EBONY.com is the official media partner of this critical act of 'emotional justice' in action.
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Today's submission comes from brother Mojo D, a poet who uses that medium to explore the pain to a body from a blow and the legacy of that blow to both spirit and soul.
'Still' by Mojo D
is not a canvas for multi colored hues of bruises"
"Who would have ever known of the tears in your eyes?
After the blows to your face
And the hurt to your space inside"
"…Nothing is more striking than black skin that has been stricken with anger and hate
It swells up like the lump in your throat when those tears are scorching and streaming"
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