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

The Lesson Learned

Sisters hear Need you near Brothers hear Challenge fear   I am you You are me Together true Ourselves free   Us they force Pushing apart Lies they resort Stabbing … Continue reading

March 8, 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

True Love’s Warning

My noble queen Your servant I am A majesty seen By humble man   One of many All bow to you Firm and steady You we choose   Tyrants will … Continue reading

February 8, 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

Nonviolent Rebellion: Resistance is Not Futile

A violent revolution gave birth to the United States of America, and today nonviolent rebellion can save it. Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi lead great changes in their societies … Continue reading

January 16, 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

What I Know

By Augustine Tagaste   A Bright Future   It began in the spring of 2000 at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. My senior year at the Institute of International Studies … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment