Monthly Archives: September 2018

Man Child

By: Brotha Hest

Hearing gunshots ring outside my project window…
10 years old and wondering what did place me here for?
All I know is that I gots to protect my Mama and Sis…
But each time shotz rang out I duck down like a puss…

There has to be a way that those dealers and thugs can be beat!
I’ve got some ideas, though I ain’t sure how to take on this feat
So I continuously analyze this challenging situation beyond my door…
As the only male in my home I must secure them from my core!

Journeying out into the Hood I now despise, and at times fear…
This path is not clear, but of these other young boys I’ll be a peer…
We will combine our knowledge and figure out how to wipe Mama’s tear.
Even if it requires becoming the very same monster which scarred a childhood career.

That’s right my dear, we boys are so afraid that a mean man we appear…
For the fact of this matter is that we’ve yet to develop, can’t you hear..?
Listen closer to our cries, and see the many masks worn by us my dear…
It’s no wonder we gravitate from toy to gunz, projects to prisons without a jeer…

Yet, make no mistake, we still need help raising that boy still inside…
Regardless of how big and tough we look our actions prove the boy can hide…
Until it’s time for us to man up and fight our case or send gifts to Junior
Patience to learn the law and how to flip a store call had always been left over yonder…

So be understanding of the arrested development we can’t classify.
Because if we could this system would stop punishing and treat us, we ratify!
Forcing them to view and treat us as humans that has PTSD too…
Laying that next billion into the hands of changed convicts who know what to do!

… In love & service
Forever POPS Movement

Atlanta, Savannah drop banners in solidarity with Georgia State Prison strikers

Atlanta banner drop over Freedom Pkwy.

Prisoners in Georgia are on strike! When we heard that people in Georgia State Prison near Reidsville, GA were participating in the national prison strike, we wanted to show our solidarity.

Atlanta banner drop over Moreland Ave.

As we placed our banners, we heard many car horns honking in support. Awareness and support for the strike is spreading!

In 2010, prisoners all across the Georgia prison system coordinated an uprising which spanned many facilities and involved cooperation between prison organizations and between black, Latinx and white inmates. They brought the prison system to its knees. Now, inmates are Georgia State Prison are continuing this tradition of resistance in Georgia. We stand with them.

Atlanta banner drop over Moreland Ave.
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Banner hung in Savannah
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Banner dropped in Savannah over Victory Dr.

Prisoners: when you fight inside the walls, we will fight along with you on the outside!