DEBT FREE JUSTICE: Tell us about the poem, what was your impetus for writing the piece?
DESMOND: This piece is called "Keep Them Feet Moving" It was written to shed light on some of the issues in today's society. I hope that the listener or reader will be inspired by my words. Hopefully, something in them will spark in order to create change.
DEBT FREE JUSTICE: In the poem, you said "RIP to my momma.” Can you tell us more about this line and the story behind it?
DESMOND: In my piece, I said “RIP to my momma” this reference was a tribute to my Mother Leslie “Reesey” Decker-White. It’s a different kind of pain losing a mother unexpectedly. Many times, for a man, after losing a mother, life can become a whirlwind of bad decisions. However, I was able to use the pain, hurt and anxiety that I was feeling and change that energy into a positive. A reason to do more and create change for those that may come after me.
My mother always told me when God is trying to get your attention, sometimes God will sit you down.