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Black On Black Poems

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Lift Every Voice
Lift ev'ry voice and cry
While all our children die
Raise up the deaf'ning sigh of misery
Let all the people hear
With ever-sharpened ear
How we have lost our dignity and pride
Long ago, we had community others desired
Long ago, we had prosperity to be...Read More
Categories: black on black, black african american, death,
Form: Quintain (English)



Premium Member Black On Black Crime
Comedian Chris Rock once cracked wise
about black on black crime on stage. He joked that
on every Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr boulevard...

in America, one can bet that "gun violence is 
going down." The audience rocked back and forth
 in their...Read More
Categories: black on black, anger, black african american, community, murder, truth,
Form: Lyric
Portrait Of A Breakup

The late-afternoon sun crouches behind me,
daubs my shadow across the pale concrete of the ground,
a black brushstroke stretching on an ink-brush painting,
towards where you’re standing, 
deep in thought, turned away. 

So my shadow spills up your legs, 
the small of...Read More
Categories: black on black, break up, light, lost love, men, relationship,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Black on Black
Black
The shade of void;
containing 
universes within universes.

Black is the onyx eye of God;
the obsidian mirror of prognostication
the future’s revelations.

Black is the beauty that highlights color;
pigmentation swimming in the void;
abstract muses, dreaming dreams; 
birthing visions.

Black is the liquid zen;
where I become...Read More
Categories: black on black, appreciation, art, color, dream, future, muse, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Black on Black
Black
The shade of void;
containing 
universes within universes.

Black is the onyx eye of God;
the obsidian mirror of prognostication
the future’s revelations.

Black is the beauty that highlights color;
pigmentation swimming in the void;
abstract muses, dreaming dreams; 
birthing visions.

Black is the liquid zen;
where I become...Read More
Categories: black on black, color, philosophy, poems, poetry, space, spiritual, universe,
Form: Free verse



GANG
They say once your in, there’s no way out
Unless you’re wounded in a bed, or six feet under ground
You step out into the streets
Getting shot, without a witness to see
Just lying there all blooded up
With blackened pupils, and still breath
Your...Read More
Categories: black on black, absence, abuse, addiction, africa, anger, anniversary, atheist,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Is Heaven Gonna Come
People with all the bad things happening
Doom is on its way
With all the people on the run 
Is heaven gonna come

Again nuclear warnings, global warming
North Korea here to free us
Alktha accusations apolitical, What
And is President Trump imitating Nixon
What?

People with all...Read More
Categories: black on black, adventure, allegory, anxiety, community, god, introspection, jesus,
Form: Lyric
Society
Society got me weak
It’s crazy how you walk past a homeless man
	And don’t ask them “Do you want something to eat?”
It’s cold hearted in these streets
A black man got hurt just for talking to a white lady
	That’s freedom of speech?
People...Read More
Categories: black on black, black african american, culture, discrimination, life, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Silhouette
At first you were a shadow in the dark
where shadows never lurk, but there you were,
a bah relief of black on black, an arc

cast by the beating of a heart that stirs
from fonts of hope eternal, as a lark
trills in...Read More
Categories: black on black, dream, lost love, love, night,
Form: Ottava rima
A letter from ME
ME dear FATHER you already know,
But you need to be briefed,
On a tragedy I believe you must not know.
There’s a deadly dance with violence killing teens in America’s Black Communities.
Use to be, 
Good Christian mothers, fathers and youngsters had close...Read More
Categories: black on black, black african american, conflict, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member CAMOUFLAGE
BLACK coat with a black scarf.
A black street with a black spot of gum.
A black cat CROSSING.
A black wall, a black man posing against it

Black on black CRIME.
CAMOUFLAGE is the name of the game.
It hit the fan.
It stinks the same.

Black...Read More
Categories: black on black, anger, angst, anxiety, black african american, death,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A DAYLIGHT PERSON
A DAYTIME PERSON

6:00 a.m.
Shall I arise
Walk around in the gloom?
No!    I am a daylight person

But I must get up
And I turn on every light in the house – 
Still not enough illumination –
Day after day

Ah!  ...Read More
Categories: black on black, cat, cheer up,
Form: Free verse
Shadow Fire
Submitted  8/28/2015
	I

A glimpse, a flicker: a shadow-movement
Almost seen, unseen barely.
Adumbrated in the dark,
Nimble came, quickly went.

What is this? and what desires?
Where from? Where gone?
A fright, a chill, a fear perhaps,
A fear of hope that long aspires.

A darkling thing –...Read More
Categories: black on black, bird, butterfly, dream, fantasy, muse,
Form: Couplet
Black on Black
                                      Black on...Read More
Categories: black on black, black african american,
Form: Verse
Modern Conspiracy
Listen I really hope y'all hearing me, all this white cop killed black guy nonsense is a conspiracy, they want us to let it be, and just let them rest in peace, but the riots up in Baltimore describe the...Read More
Categories: black on black, absence, abuse, angel, anger, anti bullying, betrayal,
Form: Narrative
Taking
Some love the sound of them shots poppin off 
especially when they're the one that's pulling the trigger 
I hate this because in the black community 
it seems like Willie Lynch theory is looking 
more like a script that was...Read More
Categories: black on black, confusion, life,
Form: Lyric
the race thing
The Race Thing 
My ignorance was total, xenophobia in Africa; no, not
white people against black but black on black.
One sided I thought, mostly reading western history
that xenophobia was white against coloured people.
No I’m not shocked if surprised and I do...Read More
Categories: black on black, anti bullying, art, bangla, bird, birth, blue,
Form: Blank verse
the feeling of the first
at the last exit
making the last turn
anticipation on sugar sandwiches
the sun glistens on the ocean's horizon
almost there
turning into the driveway
first view trance
almost wreck her black on black honda accord
she slaps me back into reality,
but she misses because she is just...Read More
Categories: black on black, beach, beautiful, how i feel, ocean, travel,
Form: Free verse
Silent Nation
Silent thoughts, silent shots
Silent screams, silent tears
Silent thoughts, but many hurt.
Everyday...one by one, lives leave earth left from right. Some old, some white, most black, and little of everyone else. People walk around saying "Gone but never forgotten" or is...Read More
Categories: black on black, black african american, community, conflict, society,
Form: Free verse
I have seen this world before
I have seen this world,
The signs around us 
That gives direction to the quickest
Way down the dark road of destruction
Ignorance has disrupted the connection
Of our optic fibers 
So many of us can’t see
That we are surrounded
By the frequencies, subliminally.
I’ve heard...Read More
Categories: black on black, betrayal, deep, freedom, memory,
Form: Free verse
Untitled 22
The heat soaked day drags on: each daisy sweltering
every buttercup melting into the dry ground,
a golden oozing of petals. I watch them through the window knowing
that I could not be ready, this I that’s still unknown
plucked before the first blossom....Read More
Categories: black on black, health,
Form: Prose Poetry
Forever in love
once dark and lonely
pitch black darkness is scary
I fell for him
Let him in
Pushed him away
Back in
and away again
Claimed i wasn't in love, but i can't deny it.
we may be far from each other but our love is strong
together forever all...Read More
Categories: black on black, love, relationship, love, may,
Form: Rhyme
Taking
Some love the sound of them shots 
poppin off especially when they're 
the one that's pulling the trigger, I 
hate this because in the black 
community it seems like Willie Lynch 
theory is looking more like a script 
that was...Read More
Categories: black on black, hope
Form: Lyric
Life we live in
Is life valuable or not.
When or how do we put this black on black violence to a stop.
Waking up every morning just to hear 3 more have been shot.

What is wrong with you people.
Seem to be another scene in the...Read More
Categories: black on black, death, dedication, inspirational, life, children, people, children,
Form: I do not know?
WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO
What is this world coming to ,many falling short,some snort cocaine, or shoot heroin up their vain,some kidnap, some kill, some take pain killers, to kill the pain, why not throw the governments advil down the drain, and call the...Read More
Categories: black on black, life, world, education, success, drug,
Form: Free verse