Mekael Shane

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Mekael Shane is an American Mountaineer and Poet, who was born on October 17th 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thematically, Mekael's poetry often expresses his perspectives on topics that include politics, love, race-relations, the human condition, war and the journey of the spirit.

The author of six collections of poetry, Mekael's work has also appeared in various anthologies and ... more »

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  • Valencia Stinson (8/10/2012 12:11:00 AM)

    wonderful poet....deeply missed....blessings praying for u

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Djellabah

In my mind I raced against time
I smoked peyote with the Apache
I chased Kangaroos
Through the bush with the Aborigine
All the while
I searched for the power within me

In my mind I outpaced time
I drew cave art with the Neanderthal
I climbed to the top of the mountain with the Sherpa
I hunted seal out on the frozen tundra with the Inuit
All the while
I searched for the power within me

In my mind I eclipsed time
I wrote poetry while under the tutelage of Langston Hughes
And I created visual greatness while apprentice to Gordon Parks
I even...

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