John Kaniecki

The Blues Man
By John Kaniecki

Popcorn snapping fingers
An emancipated heart
Sing for your victuals wage slave
Separate but equal Jim Crow iron walls
See yonder mansion, see yonder manger
As united in birth welded in life
Nailed to a cross
Agony as the soldier penetrates his side
Nobody’s seen the troubles I’ve seen
They call it the blues
In the chord of c

This poem first appeared in Black Magnolias.

Bio
John currently serves as secretary for Rhyming Poets International and he is a member of the Revolutionary Poet’s Brigade, won the Joe Hill Poetry Labor Prize. He’s published by Struggle Magazine, The Blue Collar Review, Burning Books, Jerry Jazz, IWW Newspaper, Protest Poems, Flute, Black Magnolia, Left Curve, She Mom, Whisper, Vox Poetica, and has an e-Chapbook on Cavalcade of Stars.

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About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published thirteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at www.hamptonroadswriters.org
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3 Responses to John Kaniecki

  1. johnkaniecki says:

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    • vision791 says:

      Congrats!

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