Bittersweet Blizzard (Writing as Black Angel)

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Photo taken from the WEB

 
Bittersweet Blizzard
 
Such chaotic intrusions—
 
Loud voices
Antagonize me
With the intent to dispirit.
 
An abrupt suspension—
 
Hushed voices
Soothe me
With a massage of comfort.
 
© 2013 by Charles Banks, Jr.
Writing as Black Angel
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The Truth (Writing as Curiosity)

 
 
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The blood gushing from civilian stomachs
each picture taken, a sickening moment
each cover-up, a testament to
America’s Underground Railroad.
 
The bombs bursting in air
America’s good fortune is threatened
even America plays by its own rules.
 
Innocent children become fatherless
consumed by constant relentlessness
victims of foreign bombing.
 
© 2009 by Charles Banks, Jr.
Writing as Curiosity
Excerpt from “The Flower that Wasn’t Meant to Blossom”
Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.
The audio performance of this poem can be found here: http://www.reverbnation.com/blackangelcuriosity?page_view_source=facebook_app
Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.
Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.

A Particle in a Large Bubble (Writing as Black Angel)

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America was founded on
insecurity, the ripeness of
darkened bodies dangling from
southern trees.
 
I wish I possessed a gun
loaded with the
proper knowledge.
 
The gun, invested
my soul utters deception.
 
I am alone in my journey
to find real truths.
Everything is blurry and I
remain blinded by lies
and media frenzy.
 
© 2008 by Charles Banks, Jr.

Writing as Black Angel.
Excerpt from Angel’s Passion
Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.
 
Here is a link to the MP3 audio performance of “A Particle in a Large Bubble.”
http://www.reverbnation.com/blackangelcuriosity/songs
 
Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.

Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.

The Tunnel (Writing as Black Angel)

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Eight, seven, six, five
four, three, two, one.
 
The chance I’d been
fighting for my entire life
was upon me.
Directly ahead,
there it was!
 
Would I fumble my only chance?
 
Would I give in to
the temptation of quitting?
 
As I walk down the dark tunnel,
into the light,
the crowd noise increases
with each anxious step.
 
I don’t want to leave
the darkness of the tunnel.
For the darkness is my home.
The darkness has birthed me.
 

© 2008 by Charles Banks, Jr.

Writing as Black Angel.
Excerpt from Angel’s Passion
Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.
 
Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.

Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.

Angel’s Passion (Five-Year Anniversary)

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Yesterday, October the sixth, marked the five-year anniversary of my second book of poetry, Angel’s Passion being published by PublishAmerica. Time sure has elapsed in such a quick manner. In celebration of this milestone date in time, I will be posting five poems from the book. I hope you enjoy! Once more, I am grateful to everyone that has continued to visit my poetry blog. I know you have plenty of other choices.

– Charles Banks, Jr.

 

Here’s the synopsis of Angel’s Passion:

“From the mind and heart of Charles Banks Jr. comes a poetic story of escaping the past and embracing the bright and vibrant light at the end of the tunnel. Angel’s Passion is the tale of a unique individual (Black Angel) who is lost within the confines of a self-inflicted dark tunnel. The tunnel is cold and is a constant reminder of the mistakes he has made in life. The tunnel of darkness serves as a greenhouse effect, a suppression of emotions, confliction of a confused mind, and a beacon of eternal despair. For Black Angel to escape this tunnel of darkness, the following are needed: love, freedom of spirituality, and self-understanding.”

 

Angel’s Passion can be found on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Angels-Passion-Charles-Banks-Writing/dp/1606727931/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381162820&sr=1-12&keywords=Angel%27s+Passion

Angel’s Passion can also be found at Barnes and Noble.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/angels-passion-charl-banks-jr-writing-as-black-angel/1014803448?ean=9781606727935

As well as PublishAmerica.net: http://www.publishamerica.net/product11312.html

Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.

Published by PublishAmerica, LLLP.