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The Blackballed Poet...

They say my writings are weak and without meaning? 

They say I will never be published, no not even overseas? 

Nobody in the main stream wants to read about your Ghetto life... 

Nobody in the main stream will ever buy your books... 

The people that would read it, can’t even 

afford to buy it... You’re just another blackballed poet!


I may be blackballed for life and nobody in 

the main stream will ever read my books? 

But, I’m a black writer and black life is what I write about... 

I may never win the Pulitzer Prize? I don’t care!

I won’t compromise my writings just for a book sale...

Blackball me if you must; but I will still be a black poet... when all has been 

said and done, I think you will all know this, a black poet is what I will still be even 

in my death!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

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Date: 1/17/2009 10:53:00 AM
Hi Jay, One of my favorite poets is Tupac Shakur and his book of poetry 'The Rose that grew From Concrete". so keeping writing! Love and peace, Lainie
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Date: 1/15/2009 6:45:00 AM
Well said Jay...Congrats on being featured this week. Keep doing what you're doing! :-)
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Date: 1/14/2009 3:23:00 AM
Congratulations on your featured poem this week...Raul
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Date: 1/12/2009 7:15:00 AM
STAND YOUR GROUND!! Congratulations Jay, on "The Blackballed Poet..." being featured. Vince
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Date: 1/12/2009 5:19:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Jay. Love and blessings, Carol
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Date: 1/11/2009 2:49:00 PM
Interesting reflection on writing. I like the title. Congratulations on having You poem featured. Keep on writing! Karen
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Date: 1/11/2009 1:21:00 PM
And proud of it you should be! Congratulations Jay on this powerful tell it like it is featured write! Love, Shar
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