Douglas A Holiday

Douglas A Holiday

Douglas A Holiday

Douglas A Holiday, born in New York City, raised in foster care, and stricken with Guillain Barré Syndrome(or Ascending Paralysis) at the age of ten, the author attended Bernard M.Baruch College and The State University of New York at Albany, receiving both a Bachelor and a Master of Arts degree from Albany University. He is the recipient of an achievement award from Baruch College and The Spellman Award from Albany University.

When Black People Go Dancing, poem published by Douglas Alexander Holiday

The photos I took of you never came out.
What happened was this.
It was the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus,
1983, ’84, or maybe even ’85, I don’t remember,
I’ll have to check the scrapbook, but you were
The Keynote speaker that year and I was just
So nervous that you were going to be there

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To the Diplomats, poem published Douglas Alexander Holiday

Why didn’t you stay there,
why didn’t you remain
why did you leave
when the going got tough
If you truly believed that
this War is unjust and illegal
why didn’t you stay
and stand in the center of Baghdad

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Washerwoman Blues, poem published by Douglas Alexander Holiday

It don’ make no sense,
all dis talk about nuclear
weapons an’ grown men
talkin’ ‘bout wantin’ tuh
go tuh war. Why men
got tuh wanna fight
an’ kill one another
so much. I caint
figga it out. It
don’ make no sense.

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