jacqueline amos

I Am Old Enough To Dye
2005-02-23 18:38:27 (UTC)

Author Jacqueline Amos

Born 1949, Jacqueline Amos, a Black
Poet, Artist, School Teacher, and
Published Author; Who is Jacqueline Amos?
Who is seen most frequently world wide on the Internet
A black woman, who has felt the scars of a warrior,
she states, I have felt the scars of my ancestors.

I have felt the whip of the oppressor,
they have taken my life, but my spirit
shall live beyond, the clouds of my epitaph,
I shall continue to beyond
the scars of my own demise,
Jacqueline was born in Harlem, she completed
her education, at Medgar Evers College.

I was the victim, the survivor, the back door,
but the soul who have master; the reasoning of calm.

From the School House
To The Supreme Court
To The Battle Ground
To The Battered
To The Opening
Being Black In America
To the Lynching
To the Warrior
To The University
To Woman
To The Journey
To My Fathers House

Jacqueline’s writing reflect the noble Harriet
Tubman, the Black Mother Moses,
a sharp tongue, and the spiritual protection
of the almighty, her writing reflects deep
spirituality, Her first poem reflect, “I Shall Rise”
In the name of Black Women, Jacqueline not
only a Poet, but an Spiritual Poet, Within these
Walls 2004, her writing unfolds the Hero’s;
she speaks silently in her poems, and the
fires rise, when she speaks of the noble lord.
I am the link between the heavens and earth,
Jacqueline reminds the world, that women,
is the connection of creations, ordained by God.

Jacqueline Amos documented with the Museum
of Modern Art, 1995, Brooklyn Museum, 1996, and many
her favorite Quote, I shall rise alone, if I must
but I shall bring some of my people home,
I am the sheep that walks towards
the light In this world order, I as women
and all women, must come together as one,
the blessing of the almighty; who breathe upon
Our trust, it is not the woman who stands
before the mountain, but woman who walk,
with righteousness an dignity, Jacqueline
a true soldier in Gods army.

In this speech Jacqueline states, I am not
a slave, I shall never be label as a slave,
God said I was woman, man say I am,
the daughter of a slave, Harriet Tubman,
Soldier Truth, many sisters, who carried
the cross, God said I was warrior,
never a slave. In Jacqueline’s books she
speaks of family, and strength, she teaches
her brothers, you are a gift from God,
stand tall never walk in no mans shadow,
the good slave is a dead slave, one who
has freed his self, from mans destructions,
God is the master, and the devils who have lost his key.

As her primary influences, is particularly know,
as wisdom and spirituality, the by laws of God,
the rainbow reflects the cries of the soul,
the dead roots which continues to dye slowly,
helpless when the waters sits upon the door,
roots that refuse to save self. Jacqueline
and Artist, Poet, as well Author
Refused too differentiate, between her
personal experience; and the common
experience of black America. She wants to tell
the stories of her people in ways that reflected
their actual culture, including both their suffering,
and their love and language itself.

The world call blues that she sings
The weary of pain, lord I got one time on my hand,
let my people go, the pain that is reflected through
the dialogues call roots.
The multi talents creations; as she states
I am just a tool, the voices cry beyond the grave,
Her life and works influence by the
Struggles of a system, who allows truth
to come through the back door, her favor
lines I shall go down.

if I must, but I know the light of God is not
to far, her personal experience in black America,
her words I shall tell the story of my people,
I shall no longer cry the song of a slave,
there is only one master, God holds the key,
including suffering, and the love of art and music.