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An indignant victim stood face to face with the brazen hardened robber who had, not so long ago, relieved him of his property. They were surrounded by a curious and expectant mob. It not only annoyed the Ivy league educated, well...

 

 

“Never buy a bridge while you’re in Brooklyn”

(From the song: “Never Buy Texas from a Cowboy” by The Brides of Funkenstein)...

 

 My life is full of snap judgments, too many to even tell, perhaps the capacity for rapid change is even a genetic inheritance  as I am the direct result of 2 people libel to make a snap judgment. The road to my formation came in the...

 

 In the Spring of 1994, I made a careless mistake that I thought would devastate my life plan. Instead it brought me the exact thing I’d been trying and failing to get my hands on for years.

Since I was a child...

 

Full Blooded Italian Boy – by hakim bellamy

Full Blooded Italian Boy
Son of a good ol’
God fearin’, Godfather, Got’dam ma that’s some killa pasta
Italian papa
And a momma

With a...

 

A humorous poem and performance about the father I'd want to be, the conversations I hope to have, and the son that males me proud by always asking questions...no matter how tired I get of answering them......

 

1st poem of a 3 poem set performed by 2005 National Poetry Slam Champions Team Member and 2006 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational Champs Team Member, Hakim Bellamy. Performed at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM as...

 

 

 

in the early morning on a sunny, a young hispanic boy makes his way to school. he passes his tagged fences, dogs barking in his neighborhood and passing cars with radio blasting loud music. he comes across his school and no one greets him, no one...

 

 My evangelical parents kept me very well protected during my teenage years. My curfews were ridiculous, my boyfriends were always well informed about my father's gun collection, and my ass was in church every Sunday. Normally, I...

 

 My life is full of snap judgments, too many to even tell, perhaps the capacity for rapid change is even a genetic inheritance, as I am the direct result of 2 people libel to make a snap judgment. The road to my formation started when both...

 

Back about three years ago, as a 6th grader in middle school I decided to start up a rock n roll band. Me and my best man Dyl and Alex started banging on cardboard boxes with J. Geils and ACDC blasting in a loudspeaker in the basement of suburban...

 

 One thing I love about the art of storytelling, radio, and this platform is its ability to give voice to those who don't always have a voice.  With that said, I'm a former skateboarder.  I say former because once I was at this six...

 

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He walked in

Sat down, head down

Back row bump on MY log

Silently defying me