Augustine Tagaste

Author of Poetry and Prose

When Waters Recede

Not foreign Not divine Us and them Yours and mine   Problem is us Within ourselves Never discussed Someone else   We hate We fear Our disgrace Another’s tear   … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Human by Numbers

Numbers I resist Refusing to be one Stuck on a list Humanity gone   Cynical category I am not More to my story Essence brought   Neither ethnicity My only … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 4 Comments

Once A Dream

Once a dream Sweet equality Never been This reality   White and black Yellow and brown Red came back Colors abound   Men and women Gay and straight Recognition given … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Our Promise Unfulfilled

Each their story Together make one Outside category Fading colors run   Segregated past Moving forward No more caste Progress a reward   Struggle not over Success yet achieved A … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment