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Below is the poem entitled Remember which was written by poet Jalisa Stewart. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I can’t remember a time when my people were treated like nothing and Branded like cattle with red iron. I can’t remember When my people were taken from their families and homes I can’t remember The tribe I came from, or the way we were beaten for the way we were born. I can’t remember When we were colored, negro, or property. I can’t remember but I wear the scars No longer on my flesh but engraved on my heart, I wear the scars. I can’t remember The reason I’m black and proud or what inspired one man’s dream. I can’t remember but I wear the scars I’ll never forget what I can’t remember These memories are the reason I push hard. The push of my people resides in my punch. What I can’t remember is the reason I push. I can’t remember. But it remembers me.

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  1. Date: 9/29/2011 6:01:00 AM
    WOW! SO AWESOME!! Can't praise this enough--Magnif icent--To my favs list. Up there to the right of your heading in that grey bar --it reads + fav poem. if you don't know yet. That is where It will go--With the best of the best here at this site.

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    Date: 9/29/2011 6:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, and I didnt know about the FAVS I was looking for a way to mark a couple of your poems I really liked.
  1. Date: 9/10/2011 8:29:00 PM
    Welcome to Soup....light & love

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 10:02:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your creative poetry with us Jalisa. I will be back another time to read more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 5:35:00 PM
    One of the things that gives me joy is having lived when Rev. King was alive. I am a 53 year old white man and I remember asking my mom who he was and she told me he was a great man that was going to change the world. I really liked this poem. Thank you for sharing it.