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Nikki Giovanni Poems

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by Giovanni, Nikki
Some people forget that love is
tucking you in and kissing you
"Good night"
no matter how young or old you are


Some people don't remember that
love is
listening and laughing and asking
questions
no matter what...Read More



by Giovanni, Nikki
If i can't do
what i want to do
then my job is to not
do what i don't want
to do


It's not the same thing
but it's the best i can
do


If i can't have
what...Read More

by Giovanni, Nikki
You Came, TooI came to the crowd seeking friends  I came to the crowd seeking love  I came to the crowd for understanding    I found...Read More

by Giovanni, Nikki
Life Cyclesshe realized  she wasn't one  of life's winners  when she wasn't sure  life to her was some dark  dirty secret that  like some unwanted...Read More

by Giovanni, Nikki
Habitsi haven't written a poem in so long  i may have forgotten how  unless writing a poem  is like riding a bike  or swimming upstream ...Read More



by Giovanni, Nikki
All I Gotta Doall i gotta do  is sit and wait  sit and wait  and it's gonna find  me  all i gotta do  is...Read More

by Giovanni, Nikki
When I Diewhen i die i hope no one who ever hurt me cries  and if they cry i hope their eyes fall out  and a million maggots...Read More

by Giovanni, Nikki
Winter Poemonce a snowflake fell  on my brow and i loved  it so much and i kissed  it and it was happy and called its cousins ...Read More

by Giovanni, Nikki
For Saundrai wanted to write  a poem  that rhymes  but revolution doesn't lend  itself to be-bopping    then my neighbor  who thinks i...Read More

by Giovanni, Nikki
 I always like summer
Best
you can eat fresh corn
From daddy's garden
And okra
And greens
And cabbage
And lots of
Barbeque
And buttermilk
And homemade ice-cream
At the church picnic
And listen to
Gospel music
Outside
At the church
Homecoming
And go to the...Read More

by Giovanni, Nikki
Sky DivingI hang on the edge   of this universe   singing off-key   talking too loud   embracing myself   to cushion the fall    I shall...Read More