Greg Powell's Down to Earth Bible Talk Podcast for Explorers

It’s Gonna Be Alright

Poem Launching Down to Earth Bible Talk From sermon ‘The Good News Inside the Bad News’ Jeremiah 29:11 Fear not the terrors of night Schemes of devil parasites Pandemic blues and money tight Death dealers our nations plight Killing provoked from lies they write But you got might of Christ light Jesus One Love acolytes Radical compassion acts/ the good […]

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Irony of Gil Scott Heron by Greg Powell

The Irony of Gil Scott Heron

My sister work three slave jobs While moguls play in space Her children’s futures getting robbed While moguls play in space Folk go hungry in America While moguls play in space Gun toting hysteria While moguls play in space Seniors can’t afford they meds Struggling/ can’t get ahead Feasting on the filth they fed Full of hate and toxic dread […]

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Reflections on America: Waiting for the George Floyd Verdict

Reflections on America: Waiting for the George Floyd Verdict

The defense has rested after the dance. Impressive, this very familiar American dance around, and every now and then toward imperatives of justice. The defense and their defenders demand we suspend the evidence of things plainly seen. Or perhaps we see through the lens of those who do not perceive our lives as human. For people of color this is […]

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Gethsemane Preacher on a Saturday Night by Greg Powell

Gethsemane Preacher on a Saturday Night

preacher strains, sweat dripping like Jesus’ garden blood. somebody help him with a shout praise or life lifted out hell. preacher no pimp. he love the folk, all their sadness gladness badness madness, his cross to bear in midnight hour when he prays, sweats out blood, face embedded in carpet and clasping hands, for their souls and his own. begs […]

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About America on Jan 6th Greg Powell wrote a poem

Ku Klux Koup

(Artwork by David Horsey, © Tribute Content Agency) disruptive image on screen snatches eyes. media faces strain to describe moving images moving beyond fence of comprehension: the Queen pundit gives them truth to speak and they call them rioters, reluctantly, sight dimmed by lens corrupted for 400 years. Summer home owning normal American’s adorned in horns of dead gods and […]

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George Floyd and the Revolution That Must Come

George Floyd and the Revolution That Must Come

After several memorial services, as a world chants his name, and bears witness to his image, George Floyd has been put into the ground. His innocence and good nature are irrelevant. It does not matter that he was a good son to his mother, father to his children, human being in his community. He is dead, another human life murdered […]

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Modern Impeachment Trial

The sound of the Chairman’s gavel echoes through the court. The trial begins. The defendant smiles and winks at the judge and jury of Senators. The chaplain begins his prayer: “Oh, great theoretical power, bring us all together as we do thy will. Let there be no deviation from our purpose at hand. Help us to save the country from […]

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Poem by Greg Powell The Ancestral Witness for the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act being passed

The Ancestral Witness

Chains broken By death and being Born again: I hear them, Momma and Daddy, Big Ma V and them, all Way back to cotton fields, And charred bloody trees, They speak in psalms, Lyrical rituals from on high, Prophetic whispers in ill winds, Saying these ain’t the last days. We bear witness in groaning chants And holy shouts of saints, […]

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Poem by Greg Powell is To Children of a People on the Rise

To Children of a People On the Rise

As read for the Black History Month Program for Seniors on the Move, a ministry of New Faith Baptist Church, International 1980 Panther people on the rise 1990 Panther people on the rise Year 2000’s Panther people on the rise Energize our minds/ we ride the skies In the 2020 the times is dark Corrupt eruption got the nation stark […]

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A Meditation on Being Hueman for Kobe by Greg Powell

Meditation on Being Hueman (for Kobe)

(for Kobe) The truth is we all walk through the valley of the shadow of death. And we all have opportunities to experience mountaintops. We have more in common than what we allow to separate us. The hoarders of wealth and power make great effort to distract and scare us away from this simple reality. We want to live in […]

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