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Mari Evans Poems

A collection of select Mari Evans famous poems that were written by Mari Evans or written about the poet by other famous poets. PoetrySoup is a comprehensive educational resource of the greatest poems and poets on history.

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by Evans, Mari
Speak the truth to the people
Talk sense to the people
Free them with honesty
Free the people with Love and Courage for their Being
Spare them the fantasy
Fantasy enslaves
A slave is enslaved
Can be...Read More



by Evans, Mari
When I 
die 
I'm sure 
I will have a 
Big Funeral ...

Curiosity 
seekers ... 
coming to see 
if I 
am really 
Dead ... 
or just 
trying to make 
Trouble ... ...Read More

by Evans, Mari
I am a black woman 
the music of my song 
some sweet arpeggio of tears 
is written in a minor key 
and I 
can be heard humming in the night...Read More

by Evans, Mari
Who 
can be born black 
and not 
sing 
the wonder of it 
the joy 
the 
challenge

And/to come together 
in a coming togetherness 
vibrating with the fires of pure knowing 
reeling...Read More

by Evans, Mari
Where have you gone

with your confident 
walk with 
your crooked smile


why did you leave 
me 
when you took your 
laughter 
and departed 
are you aware that 
with you 
went the...Read More



by Evans, Mari
and the old women gathered 
and sang His praises 
standing 
resolutely together 
like supply sergeants who 
have seen 
everything 
and are still 
Regular Army: It 
was fierce and 
not melodic...Read More

by Evans, Mari
Black man running
Thru the ageless sun and shadow
History repeated past all logic
Who is it bides the time and why?
And for how long?...Read More