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About Michelle Phillips

​      I write because I want to change the way the world views race.  With each piece, my aim is to eradicate negative stereotypes about African-Americans, while educating people about our culture. 
     Whether it's through contemporary poetry or educational material, I hope that what I share encourages people to embrace all cultures, and accept the differences that make up the diverse world that we live in today. 

Committed to changing the way the world looks at race.
"Not Sugar Coated: Keeping It Real"

"Teachers Taking Charge"

"Cultural Patterns & Interactions Among African-American Male Adolescence"


by K on 01/18/14

Collections (This is the Remix…)


Collections, collections, yeah it’s us again;

you keep hangin’ up; we’ll just call you again.

We don’t care about your problems,

we don’t care what debt you’re in,

you borrowed money from us,

now we are trying to collect,

from either you,

a family or friend.

We’ve heard every excuse,

nothing really fazes us;

you lost your job, you have no food,

you threatened to go bankrupt,

go ahead, we don’t feel sorry for you, and that won’t stop us.

We all have financial problems,

you should have planned and budgeted better,

we need to collect a double payment,

or we’ll start a repossession letter.

Cussin’ won’t do you any good,

we’ve been called every bad name in the book;

cryin’ only makes you look weak,

wipe your nose! And shut the [email protected]@ up!

You have two days to come up with the money,

AND, we will call you again;

you say you won’t have it then?

Can’t you borrow from your family?

What about a friend?

Or your next of kin.

Sir please! those are such ugly words comin’ out of your mouth!

I didn’t borrow the money,

I’m just doing my job!

No! You go fly a damn kite!

You should have thought twice about borrowing money,

Christmas comes every year;

not my problem you didn’t plan well,

by the way,

have a Happy New Year!