Derrick Owens

Derrick Owens

Derrick Owens, Mr. Poetry 7 was lucky enough to have a drop in center when he needed one.

Derrick Owens, Mr. Poetry 7 was lucky enough to have a drop in center when he needed one.

Poetry or Stage Name: Mr. Poetry 7

Activism: The Community and Youth!

Peer Support: Help them realize their gifts, help them see what their dream can be, support through poetry spoken word and open mic shows/ classes and workshops. I experienced great peer support at drop-in centers and now I travel through the community and give it back to the youth.

Gigs: I’d like to be booked for open mic shows , work shop class , or guest / key note speaker

Poem:

I Love Us ( Black Love ) Mr. Poetry 7
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March 12, 2015 at 4:49pm

we are the very image of our ancestor

we are the past presence and future of them

we are the very words they spoked and prayed

we are them who carries a Message of Hope

i Love us

we as the black people have been beaten for far to long

we have been shot way to many days in broad day light

e have seen our women raped and beaten for far to long

our youth slowly dieting by the 100 every day

i love us

we are the ones who have built america to be a great land and nation

we are the young emit till bring the gospel over the hills

we are the trayvon martin constantly being worn as a hoodie only to rest in peace 6 feet under the ground

we are the mike browns being shots with out hands up screaming don’t shoot only to be left on the streets for hours and only image we get is a white outline for the dark roads to cry tears only in the color of red as out blood becomes darkened as charkole burning in bar b que grills

i love us

so now is the time we restore the very image of God

the time to walk as the Great Martin Luther King Jr

the time to be as Powerful in your Belief as the great Malcom X and own the name that God has given you

time to change the world as Mahatona Ghandi said

i love us

cause we as Black People are a Blessed nation

we are a rich nation

we are a mighty nation

we are a powerful nation

we are not a mystery

we are still restoring Our History and Strengthen Our History

i love us

i love us

i love us

cause I’m so tired of seeing black boards in schools being written in white chalk as they water down our history

im so tired of seeing white pages filled only with black words so small that you need a magnifying glass to read

im so tired of seeing bodies drop on the ground as pencils falling off desk to only be traced with white outline of a body figure left

yet i love us

i love us

black people hear me when i say i love us

cause we still are the very image of Black History

we are the greatest cooks since history

we are the greatest musician ever cause it come from our vey hearts souls mind and body

we are the greatest fighter , cause after being oppressed , depressed, and stressed we still have the inner strength to keep going and nt quit cause we can not be broken

we are the writes of yesterday today and tomorrows

we are the ones who know how to heal a broken whomb

we are the ones who are truly one with the naturalness of earth

we are the very definition of LOVE cause it comes from God

i love us, i love us, i love us black people hear me when i say

i love us

lets put away with this hatred of black and learn to love black

love us, i love you, i love us, i believe in us

i love us , black love

Facing Page: Drop-In Centers

What I would like to tell the Recovery Movement: That When you can overcome the mental, then everything can fall into place AND BE A STRONGER UNIT AND SUPPORT SYSTEM.

Health Insurance Success Story: In my city is the St. Louis Empowerment Center. They are a safety net clinic and one of the best drop-in centers. When I was going through a very hard time I could go there and rest. They mentored me through some hard times and the older brothers took me in and kept me going. I don’t spend a lot of time in drop in centers, but there were there when I needed them.

Derrick’s Infographic:

Derrick Owens formed a support group around drop-in centers that he now models in the community.

Derrick Owens formed a support group around drop-in centers that he now models in the community.