Givon Hester: BreakBeat Haikus
Tomorrow's Voices Today
Givon Hester is this week’s feature on “Tomorrow’s Voices Today“, the new series curated by poet and educator Mike Sonksen.
Breakbeat Poets Scratch Poets DJs No Difference Remix Old To New Power, But what kind Oppression Or Transcendence The Zoo Or Wild Either Way, We Are Animals In Their Blind Eyes Gunned Down One By One Out By Plantations Or Stuck In Concentration Is There A Difference My Answer Is No Both Races Faced Genocide The Oven And Whip Jews Got Striped PJs Blacks Were Lucky To Get Clothes Both Had To Wear Chains Break The Beat Breakdown Break The Status Quo Just Change Breakbeat Don’t Breakdown Emancipation New World Order Now I’m “Free” Inhale Racism
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My name is Givon Hester, I'm a 16 year old student at St. Bernard High School. I started writing in the 6th grade but I hadn't revived it until this year. Writing for me is my expression of art I may not be able to draw but I pride myself in writing up a storm as my English teacher would say. I'm from Los Angeles, Ladera Heights to be exact some people refer to it as the black Beverly Hills but I just call it home. What I want to gain from my writing is to have a voice, I don't write for anyone but myself so if you would I'd like for you to join me on this journey.
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