Weaponized Complexions now on MasticadoresIndia

It is so disingenuous it’s strenuous,

the Animus that comes at us

The history of lies that fly, from the lips of these animals.

Propaganda of the antebellum,

an act of benevolence, and good for them

Pure evil in its conception

they weaponized our complexion.

Art by Darryan Cornwall

I decided to post something on my blog to commemorate Black History Month. The theme being Resistance, resonated with my Caribbean upbringing, as the only successful slave revolt of the pre-abolition era, happened in Haiti.

Ms. Terveen Gill, the wonderful editor at MasticadoresIndia, has been very supportive of writers and poets from across the globe, and was happy to share my first attempt at poetry – Weaponized Complexions – with her audience.

The artist, Darryan Cornwall, is a medical student, and worked on the art for this project in between his studies. I thank him for his effort to produce something so masterful. You can follow him on Instagram @darryancornwall

To finish reading the rest of my poem, please go to MasticadoresIndia and please consider supporting this fabulous magazine by subscribing, liking and following!  Thank you so much.

7 responses to “Weaponized Complexions now on MasticadoresIndia”

      1. Welcome! ☺️do read my blog 😁😁


  1. kimboleybynggmailcom Avatar

    A thought provoking piece. The poem takes on a rhythm like the march of soldiers towards the weapon! Hopefully one day, those weaponized can de-weaponize.


    1. Thanks Kimberly. I believe the process is happening right before our very eyes. The system resists it, but I see a new generation that is demanding change, and embracing a new way of thinking.
      Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.
      Have a blessed day.

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  2. Nigel your publication was beautifully written and I look forward to seeing you on MasticadoresIndia again. I got a little carried away with my comment. I do get so sad at all the racism, slavery and discrimination. Sometimes it just feels like until Our Great God comes that things will continue and actually excel. I am not a doom and gloom person but as long as people with money continue to turn their heads to slavery rings and so many other practices, we can pray. I honestly don’t know what else to do. Congratulations on that wonderful publication. Our family has significant ties to Haiti and how the Haitians have been treated throughout history. Sending lots prayers for blessings. Big hugs, Joni


  3. What a beautiful poem! Congratulations 🎉


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