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Drops that gather one by one finally become a sea.
"Zarreh zarreh jam garadad vangahi darya shavad".
A Persian Proverb

E'tokmit e'k, rangimarie, hedd, pace, tutquin, shanti, vrede, paquilisli, MNP, Onai rahu, amani, kev sib haum xeeb, salam, shaantiM, hedd, gutpela taim, lalyi, pesca, damai, raha, fred, eirni, pax, mir, peace, heiwa, amn, nabad, rauha,paz, frid, paco, shAnti, paqe, danh tu, ittimokla, rahu, paix, beke, shalom, mnonestotse, kapayapaan
Celebrating the World's Poetry of Peace

BILLY LAMONT

protest: a declaration

protest
a declaration
for the strobe light generation
* * *
in Jah,
Jesus Christ
and his wife the Holy Spirit
we are one
in body, sight,
spirit and light
* * *
we have this dream
that mankind can be a team
and feed the poor
have peace not war

we are activists
and in our hearts we wave a protest sign
that reads, "to be a leader
is to be a servant of mankind"

for violations of human rights
we will demonstrate
and not keep silence
but will not drink the wine of violence
we believe in passive resistance
love,
love, love
shine on
and pretty soon the daggars
will turn to flowers

we would rather suffer in our youth
than live the lie
and if they ask us to compromise the truth
we shout "we would rather die!"

you never look back
when you have your hand to the plow
the future is a field of harvest
the future is now!

we repent for our father's sin
for the blood spilled of the native indian
and the slavery of the african
we feel the pain and persecution of our women
the gays and the lesbian
and will not suffer the abuse of our children
and we will not tolerate not having a voice in our government
while big business kills our animals
and destroys our land and environment

war on poverty!
we want to heal the poverty
in this country

and poverty can be physical
intellectual
or spiritual

so if your eyes are a funeral
and you are a haunted house
excorsize the demons
shake the ghosts
shake the ghosts!
there is hope
don't dream in black
don't dream in black
don't dream in black
a serpent and a dove
evil will turn to love

just sit with us
and dine
and we will drink from a chalice
filled with new wine

all those who hunger
and thirst
for righteousness
this is our song for you:
LET YOUR HEART ALWAYS STAY TRUE
BECAUSE SIN IS JUST AN ABSENCE OF A VIRTUE
LIVE BY LOVE
AND WORK FOR JUSTICE
SHED LIGHT ON DARKNESS!

 

 

x-ray mind

x-ray mind
taste my thoughts
and tell me
is it the flavor of truth?

 

 

environmental terrorism

acid rain
toxic waste
big business greed and neglect
the greenhouse effect

tropical rain forests bulldozed
no conservation
animals murdered by poacher's bullets
wildlife extinction

raping the sky
and waging war on creation
is a sick science fiction movie evolution
you ask me to drink from your fountain of wisdom
and it's water pollution
environmental terrorism

i pray for a revolution of love
i pray for a revolution of hope
militant pacifism

all creation will be one
when the land of my father
is the land for my son

love the sky
make peace with the earth!



From the underground to holy ground poet Billy Lamont will baptize you with words. Words of creation and healing. Words of hope that encourage dignity, uphold life, exorcize demons, seek truth and that will inspire you to live by love.

His is a voice crying out in the wilderness of post modern pop culture. A voice for everyday people that seeks to uplift, as well as entertain the masses on different spiritual, intellectual, emotional and artistic levels.

Internationally acclaimed poet Billy Lamont holds church in the streets, cafes, night clubs, pubs, at homeless dinners, art galleries, the subways of Manhattan, theaters, rest homes for the elderly and historical sites. He grew up in Babylon, New York and still resides on Long Island.

Lamont's first above ground book of poetry entitled "The Gallery Of Light" has been a huge success. It was published in 1994 and is distributed nationally by Ingram.

Lamont has performed on MTV, Much Music Television, on many major radio stations in the U.S. including WLIR and WBAB in New York, toured with Lollapalooza in 1994 and 1995, appeared at Woodstock '94 and has done book signings across the U.S. at major book stores such as Barnes & Noble and Waldenbooks located in shopping malls.

Lamont's first CD "Into The 21st Century" was released in 1999 and includes two of his hero's as special guests, Mike Peters of The Alarm and the late Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg recites from his legendary poem "Howl," which he gave Lamont the rights to use shortly before his death. "Into The 21st Century" is a benefit for Teen Challenge whose mission is to help teenagers that have alcohol and drug abuse problems become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, physically well and spiritually alive.

Lamont's success is largely due to the passion and sincerity of his live performances. He performs spoken word alone or with musical accompaniment. He enjoys performing with various rock bands and also doing recitals of his forty five minute performance poem "The Gallery Of Light," which evolved out of his book of the same name, with DJ Circuit spinning ambient soundscapes. Lamont has performed "The Gallery Of Light" in the art gallery area at the Purple Door Festival in Pennsylvania in 1999 and 2000


In 2000 Lamont recorded with another legend and inspiration, The Father of Christian Rock Larry Norman. Norman produced Lamont and was backing him by having him open some of his shows. Norman intended to release a new Billy Lamont poetry and music CD on his Solid Rock Records label when his health failed. Norman and Lamont still desire to finish this CD should Normanâ's health permit.

Currently Lamont is part of a seven member board overseeing the New York area for Jubilee Movement International. Lamont's involvement with Jubilee Movement International/Jubilee USA grew out of some organizing work and performing he did for Jubilee 2000 in 1999 and 2000 in Manhattan. Jubilee Movement International/Jubilee USA is an organization that petitions for a debt-free start for impoverished nations so they can have money to pay for food, water, healthcare, education and sanitation instead of paying back loans to the world's richest nations. Jubilee 2000 has also become Drop The Debt and DATA which stands for Debt, Aid and Trade for Africa.

Lamont performed some new poetry for the Northeast dates of the Lollapalooza 2003 rock tour in the activism area "World Of Just BeCauses" this summer. Lamont is looking forward to the release of his new book of poems "strobe light generation" in the spring of 2004.

For booking, rates or more information- Contact:
The Other Perspective Management
general:(631) 981-4780
fax: (631) 376-0180
e-mail: thepoet4u@aol.com
website: www.billylamont.com
mail: PO Box 284, Northport, NY 11768

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We must allow ourselves the joy of loving through life more than we fear our living.
T.B. Stone

 


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