Let It Run Deep
More Than Simple Words: Reality vs Love
by Xcaliber Anthony and Derrick Marrow.
Reviewed by Gabriel Constans.
The best way I can review this intimate collection of poetry by Mr. Anthony and Mr. Marrow, is to write a poem about it. Here is my reaction to More Than Simple Words.
Rhyming, lyrical, longing and love
More than simple words is all the above
It whispers of grief, trust, and intimacy
with sublime and insightful legitimacy
These poets hearts are crying for freedom
and reveal the depths of our racism
Redemption, pain and peace travel steep
and the words are laid plain for us all to keep
If you love love, and don’t want it to sleep
read More Than Simple Words and let it run deep.
One of my favorites from the authors revealing collection is One Love.
You keep my tongue in ecstasy
The mental images bless me
Your rapture keeps me stress free
Emotions change when you caress me
I study your history
I don’t repeat those mistakes
When I’m gone you miss me
I know what’s at stake
My mind revels in your rhythm
Passion entered my system
You schooled me with your wisdom
You flowered this lifeless stem
Wrong words can cause a schism
so I watch what I say
We split preconceptions like a prism
for you eternally I’ll stay
My lips wait and wish for your kiss
As a kid I never imagined this
You took the mental cuffs off my wrists
We too struggle to attain bliss
Now we play music fingerless
remember the world is yours
Tighter than a clinched fist
we shine brighter as we mature