“You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies
You may tread me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll arise” Maya Angelou
Indeed she arises at daybreak with luminous hues of love and care
She may be gone, but her name will be a song of a blissful daybreak
Her legendary time on earth was nothing but a breath of fresh air
At daybreak sounds of acclamation for her work will echo the mountains
With African drum beats striking the earth she walked on with runes of salutation
About her exit from the physical world onto the spiritual world of the ethereal
People will gather and dance to the sounds of the drums
And dust shall lift from the ground like a whirlwind
As people stamp their feet making a thudding sound and sending shivers to the body
Hips ‘ll move in unison like a poet spits her words in lyrical verse that arouses the soul
loud accreditation of her work ‘ll resound in from one corner to the next
Her words so strong like a pipeline of dreams sending a burning desire to arise
At daybreak water ‘ll flow down the stream onto tributaries of hope and love for the hollow heart
It will whisper songs of hope and strength to rise up and shake down the ills of yesterday
And give many a renewed chance to claim a place at the high table of filled with love
Because love overshadows darkness with a tickled daybreak and brings forth a new beginning
As a Communication student, I find it so disheartening that Americans are ill-informed when it comes to International news. The major reason, is the media’s focuse on news items that have violence/crisis tied to them. And if a story has no American angle to it, then it is not going to be broadcasted/published. Thus, the networks presume that, Americans are less interested in world events, and networks decide what is good for the American public, major “gatekeeping.”
Lack of detailed information creates stereotypes and it doesn’t look good for a country that promotes globalization. Agenda setting is also a major issue, for instance, whenever we read/listen to international news, it has to have some element of violence/crisis.
Coming back to my focus of this site, the revolts that were supposedly seen as a step to equality and a free democracy, have somehow regressed to catastrophe. Look at Syria, it is sad to see fellow humans being killed in the name of keeping the regime or political ideology alive. Libyans‘ protest which also ended in the loss of lives.
When will we see an end to this, if we promote globalization, then we should care more of what is happening in these arab nations, innocent lives are being lost every day. Arise! I know we are capable of stopping these senseless bloody wars.