|Author:||Cromartie, J. Vern|
|Publication:||Name: Journal of Pan African Studies Publisher: Journal of Pan African Studies Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Journal of Pan African Studies ISSN: 0888-6601|
|Issue:||Date: Dec, 2010 Source Volume: 4 Source Issue: 2|
--J. Vern Cromartie
Dr. J. Vern Cromartie is a poet and chair of the Sociology Department at Contra Costa College. He is a former student of Marvin X. Dr. Cromartie recently delivered a research paper at a sociology conference on Marvin X's tenure at UC Berkeley.
Street Spirits (For Marvin X) under a red sky you have roamed the streets of San Francisco rapping about homeless blues in your poetry in your life in your spirit under a red sky i saw you once selling the Poetry Flash to rich tourists and wondered whether you would become the next Bob Kaufman under a red sky you have roamed the beaches of the Golden State praying here and there remembering your sweet Sherley confessing your sins and mistakes under a red sky you have remembered that a poet is full of great feelings of love for God for self for others whether the poet is homeless or not under a red sky you have helped me to embrace the street spirits and the rays of a red sun with your poetry with your life with your spirit.
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