selected poems and writings
the total thrust is global justice
The total thrust is
so we gotta fix the politics
and put a check upon its economics
or before you know it, a warrior-poet
may try to upend the
corporate agenda that's
got 'em blind to the real bottom line.
It's intense when you sense the only interests
on the docket
are fat cats with Republi-Crats
in their pocket.
It's crooked now
just look at how
the pundits are funded.
They're devious at CBS and, yes,
they'll choose the news that fits the script unless
I play tricks on the matrix.
(In case you can't guess shit,
I'm not to be messed with.)
The folks know my art form
comes straight from the heart for 'em.
A lyrical storm that departs from the norm
and transforms as I'm giving
rhymes for the minds in the times that we live in.
I can't hang with the anguish
and I don't want my language to languish
'cause there ain't nothing like Drew's
hip hop haikus
I got a mandate
the urban landscape.
We got tyrannies
right here in these
and you never know
when they'll go
right back to some tactics
If we could see through the lies
see how they brutalize
and get cops
to beat speech in the streets
and guard sweatshops.
I'm ending these industries.
Please can we factor the
effect of the
This whole place is racist
and sexist from North
Dakota down to Texas
with the twenty-first century's
youth in penitentiaries
and the night never seemed this dark
but now half of the stars
are behind prison bars.
Oh say can you see?
But if we can dream a new day it may be.
You had to know the baddest bro
with the phattest flow would shake up the status quo
with my adjectives and adverbs and ad libs.
protest is my modus operandi.
It's like Malcolm and Martin's
evolution with art
'cause the total thrust is
Drew Dellinger is a speaker, poet, writer, teacher, and founder of Planetize the Movement. He has inspired minds and hearts at hundreds of events in many countries, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion.
- Jul 22: IONS 16th International Conference
- Apr 06: The Mountaintop Vision: Martin Luther King's Cosmology of Connection
- Mar 23: The Power of Art to Planetize the Movement
- Feb 04: Gate 2 & Gate Transformational Story Conference
- Dec 27: The Galactic Tour
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