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

Dandelion

Humble brother Sister contrite No better other In my sight   Smallest of these Greatest of us You I seek Held above   Prince in shackles Pauper in silk Devil … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Beyond Conditioning

Born in Prison Unable to feel Constricted reason Reality unreal   Soul denied Mind chained Passion they bind Heart pained   Love forgot Let me breathe Stifled thought Set me … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Us Almost People

Your only concern Us Latin people Is trying to learn If we are illegal   Always second class Permanent exclusion Neglect and harass Stirring confusion   Less than human Seen … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Remember MLK and The Dream

He was a great American; and as a nation and a society we cannot afford to forget what he taught. Now, more than ever, we must listen, understand and put … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Human Equality

Differences between nationalities, races and ethnicities are superficial. We are all commonly human together. None is greater, none is lesser.

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment