And by now we’ve ascertained New times have come to stay With each afresh we start anew Old new-times fray and flay The aching of economy And rising twixt restrictions We’re looming for a lockdown Hence commence the contradictions With information on the furl It’s hard to feel assured If you can truly tell for sure Of what this world’s endured Slenderize the view is how Mentality is moored So are we at our sickest And just simply feigning cured? The grander game spans out of frame The symptom frauds the root of pain Accountability turns blame Opinion is elective Make not surely by volition Perjure solely by omission Thus concealing said position Truth remains selective The radius of fact ellipses Doubting umbra then eclipses Close your mind and load your lips is Common conversation Voicing venom so obscene Prevailing all the while unseen Abaft the fortress of your screen The new norm of the nation Reality mentality completely aren’t clicking For medical research has been reduced to cherry-picking And not for that a text or tome was pored through line by line But for some foreign movie clip that ‘someone’ saw online I Googled it and got a hit and totally got in it I watched the whole entire thing - it lasted like – a minute ‘Some doctor’ talked about ‘some stuff’ so ‘seen’ I understand Even through the foreign lingo of another land? Indistinct interpretation Incorrect reiteration Insufficient in translation Lack of expertise Sentence structure incomplete The punctuation obsolete Now grammar on its running feet I’m calling the police Said in any situation From the sickness of a nation To the final moment left In the eleventh hour Listening and comprehension Education by extension Knowing that great literacy Is indeed great power
(provided in April 2023) In January 1999, Wakefield Brewster stepped onto his first stage as a Poet and Spoken Word Artist. Today, he is known as one of Canada’s most powerful Professional Performance Poets. In April 2022, he became the sixth Poet Laureate of Calgary, as well, the first Black Poet Laureate of Calgary, ever.