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

Triste Borincano

Lamentando mí pena Pobre victima Tocando plena Mi encíclica   Tengo para beber No para vivir Deje de leer Deje de sentir   Vida multicolor Esclavo dormido Ignorando dolor Olvidando … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a 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

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

Dear Country Mine

More than black Beyond white Rainbow blast All colors bright   Wide human range Of every variety None deemed strange Loving mixed society   Our global promise All welcome here … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Peter is Pedro

I speak Spanish A shade of brown Somewhat whitish Mind still sound   Sometimes I pass At times the other Permanent underclass Latino undercover   Behind blue eyes Caribbean spirit … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Conspicuous Dissent

Revolution is here Chosen a side Overcoming all fear Our people rise   Impeach the clown Order of the day Tear fascism down A democratic way   By force a … Continue reading

January 31, 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