Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Rock

Got a pocket full of rocks to throw
but my burden is heavy
Beautiful Black angels
Regal ravens soar like seagulls
Call on God
But leave the devil to develop the details
Golden dreams and shell casings
Alliterative allegories litter the sidewalks
And I wonder when we stopped standing on the rock
That was firm
Rock House
Build your house on the solid rock
Or see it blow away with the wind
As the world turns taciturn realities become loquacious
Quiver and give it voice
Because we act like we don’t have a choice
But God revealed to me
That the sea is whatever it perceives
And on the solid foundation we must build our dreams
Or get swallowed by an ocean
That cares nothing of our stability
Everybody seems enchanted by the American dream
Golden gleams hitting the eyes, boom, superlatives
Feasting on the peak of a mountaintop
Still have not learned that our golden calves
Are what keeps us bound
Still looking to be found
And trouble is a willing bounty hunter

We marched in Selma
Like Jericho
Went from We shall overcome
To just say no
Glib slogans to disguise the fact
That as a people God is calling us back
Abandoned the church because
Some wolves hurt the sheep
Threw salt in our wounds
But if the salt looses its flavor
What good its it?
Did we not learn from Israel
God didn’t deliver us from the chains of bondage
To wander around looking for them...?
I think it is time for my people
To come back home, come back home

Got a pocket full of rocks to sell,
so my burden is heavy
Beautiful Black Angels in bondage
On the block
Live for the rock
Give for the rock
Put that on their unborn kids for the rock
Cry for the rock
Yes, die for the rock
Do anything to hold down the block
That we ain’t even bought
And don’t own
Trading the peace of God
For steel bullets to the dome
But I think It’s time to come back home

Although rocks weight pockets
Will those rocks hold you at night?
Pray that your soul take hold into flight?
Will it lay down its life for you?
Pay the price for you?

We blame God for His absence and shun his presence;
and all I got is the rock
Which I stand;

Yet vengence is mine, says the Lord
and who ever is not for me is against me
Said that he came to set the captive free
Yet how will he hear you if you continue to
Sell the devil God given free?

Guess what they say is true
The kingdom of heaven is within you
So many lost soldiers are still slaves
Think they getting paid,
I wish they could only see
That the rock, they need
the rock that is the source of your salvation and strength
But will you
Live for the rock?
Give for the rock?
Put it on your unborn kids for the rock?
Cry for the rock?
Yes die for the rock?
Give everything to hold down the block
That is already bought
And paid for?
Built for your hopes on what time and death can't take?
Yes, My people, before it is too late
I think it's time to come back home
Come back home
Come back....


Drama Kween said...

*tears*...this is beautiful in so many ways...

ms mimi the mocha soulchild said...

Thank you, Kween. Sometimes I wonder if the poems I write mean anything to anyone else but me. Thank you so much for your comment.

Matthew Lynch said...

Matthew and the Money Tree

By Matthew Lynch

ISBN: 0-9779608-5-4
Format: Hardcover
Price: $14.95
Publishing Company: Lynch Publishing
Publication Date: July, 2005
Distributors: Baker&Taylor /QualityBooks
Genre: Children’s Books

Hi, my name is Matthew Lynch and my childrens book, Matthew and the Money Tree will be availabe for sale on July 15, 2006. If you have children between the ages of 3-11, then you should really consider purchasing his book. The moral of the story is that you do not need to have money to be happy. Please support the book!!!

Money Tree Summary

When Matthew’s father tells him a chimerical tale of a legendary money tree, Matthew decides to venture out into the woods in search of the money tree and the adventure begins. Please join Mathew on his entertaining quest, in which above all he learns the true meaning of happiness. Matthew and the Money Tree is a wonderful tale for children and adults alike.

Author’s Biography

Matthew Lynch is an Exceptional Education Teacher at Sykes Elementary in the Jackson Public School District. He is also the owner of Lynch Consulting Group, LLC, an educational consulting firm. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree at Jackson State University majoring in Early Childhood Education, with a cognate in Administration.

For additional info, visit his websites:

To purchase the book please visit the following websites:

Matthew Lynch
2324 Princess Pine Dr.
Jackson, Ms 39212
(601) 506-0382(W)
(601) 373-1552(H)

Book Description

In Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap, Matthew Lynch presents theories, research, and suggested practices that can be used to instruct, discipline and motivate African American Children. This book is intended for educators (pre and in-service), administrators, parents, etc., who are charged with the duty of cultivating the minds of African American children. With the arrival of the No Child Left Behind act, the so-called "RacialAchievement Gap" has attracted more concern and controversy than ever before. According to this timely analysis, the myth of the racial achievement gap has nothing to do with genetics—and everything to do with a host of embarrassing yet reversible social and pedagogical failures, including low teacher expectations, unrealistic timetables for learning goals, irrelevant curricula, ineffective teaching methods, careless administrators, poor parental involvement, negative peer groups, and self-esteem issues. For every problem raised, the book offers a level-headed solution, culminating in a plan for closing the supposed racial achievement gap for good.

Mr. Lynch also points out that teachers and administrators will no longer be allowed to let children of color fall through the cracks without facing serious repercussions. Therefore, teachers, parents, and administrators need to be increasingly aware of the latest research in multicultural education in order to help African American children realize their full potential, an arduous task for children of any race, and this book seeks to assist them in the realization of this goal. Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap, is a must have for teachers, administrators, parents, etc.

Book Info

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0974900060, 150 pages
Publication Date: April 28
Publisher: African American Images

Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap, can be ordered directly from African American Images by visiting their aforementioned website or toll free at 1-800-552-1991.


Ordered online through the following companies:

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Contact Information

Matthew Lynch
2324 Princess Pine Dr.
Jackson, Ms 39212
(601) 506-0382(W)
(601) 373-1552(H)

About the Author

Mr. Lynch has experience as a professional educator, grant reviewer, grant writer, and author. He is currently employed as an Exceptional Education Teacher at Sykes Elementary School and is the CEO of Lynch Consulting Group, LLC. Lynch Consulting Group, LLC, is a comprehensive consulting firm that provides innovative educational & business consulting solutions to K-12 & Higher Education institutions, nonprofit organizations, various levels of government, as well as members of the business sector.

He is also a Doctoral Candidate at Jackson State University majoring in Early Childhood Education, with a cognate in Educational Administration. He is also the author of Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap, and an upcoming children’s book, entitled Matthew and the Money Tree. Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap has a publication date of April 28, 2006. Mr. Lynch is a contributing columnist for the Mississippi Link, one of only three African American Newspapers in Mississippi and Emerging Minds, an online magazine devoted to uplifting the African American community. He is also the founder of Project E.P.I.P.H.A.N.Y, a research based mentoring program. Born and raised in Mississippi, he currently resides in Jackson, Mississippi.

The following are workshops that are available to be presented along with Mr. Lynch’s book Closing the Racial Academic Achievement Gap.


1. The Factors and Statistics that Contribute to Black Student Underachievement
2. Role Call: Who’s Accountable for the Academic Failure of African American Children
3. Responding to Misbehavior and Academic Failure
4. Culturally Responsive Instruction
5. Upholding High Expectations for African American Children
6. Parental Involvement
7. Homework S.O.S. for Parents
8. Closing the Racial Achievement Gap
9. Educating African American Children in the Age of Technology
For additional information about Mr. Lynch, Lynch Consulting Group, LLC, or his workshop rates please visit the following websites: