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Premium Member L'Overture
L'Overture


Lest we forget
Words often mouthed
For the dead of bloody war
Forgot not those great ones
Whose battles were on the home front
Seeking only equality of voice

Ray Charles to you was a singer
Backwards and long ago he was...

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Categories: black african american, encouraging, freedom, french, history,
Form: Free verse



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,...

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Categories: black african american, conflict, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
ILL KEEP BOTH COINS
There is more than one value of a Browned-Coin
and no matter how hard it may be to accept and appreciate their worth
I unlike you
have decided to keep both coins
Shiny and Darkened

Today 
I choose the Browned-Coin...

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© AC Benford  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: black african american, character, spoken word,
Form: Prose
Premium Member BLACK AND BLUE- -
 I am a Son of an African American
I run
my turmoils taints the history books
yet people give me evil looks
I run
I choose
Yet I am 
Black and blue, this is my physical hurt

Been given a name...

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Categories: analogy, anxiety, appreciation, black african american, bullying,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member What is My Ethnic name and Who are the Namers
       I arose a proud African lineage from far Mid Northern, Southern, Western;
                ...

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Categories: africa, america, black african american, change, confusion,
Form: Ballad



Watts Is Burning
Poet: Ken Jordan
Poem: Watts Is Burning
Edited by: Sparkle Jordan
written: July/2014


Run children run!
Run sister run!
Run brother run!

Run for your guns

We ain't backing down
Not this time -

Run through
the
poisoned 
 black smoke,

that
permeates
through
Watts -

Run pass
the
looting,

Run down
the
land mine
streets,

Run pass
the house
that's 
no longer
your home -

Run...

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© Ken Jordan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anger, black african american,
Form: Light Verse
Watts Is Burning
Poet: Ken Jordan
Poem: Watts Is Burning
Edited by: Sparkle Jordan
written: July/2014


Run children run!
Run sister run!
Run brother run!

Run for your guns

We ain't backing down
Not this time -

Run through
the
poisoned 
 black smoke,

that
permeates
through
Watts -

Run pass
the
looting,

Run down
the
land mine
streets,

Run pass
the house
that's 
no longer
your home -

Run...

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© Ken Jordan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anger, black african american,
Form: Light Verse
RACE THE FINALS SPOKEN WORD
I wish to
Relay
To all of my people the importance of sticking together as a 
team

And that
Because we have run 
through the preliminary trials as selfish individual, goal seekers
we have barely made it to the finals,...

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© AC Benford  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: africa, black african american, change, courage, freedom,
Form: Rhyme
Shakurspeare
They say I write magic 
like I was granted a wish from the genie in Aladdin
An stole Kazaam boom box an secret patent Latin verses from canibus
While using cannibus as incense listening to BOB Marley...

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Categories: black african american, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member PART 2 - Earthbound Angels Made of Stone - An Epic

Those evil thorns of bitterness
That couldn't bear to see
This child so loved and so adored
By their father
Captain Lee

Until one day in early May
When she went out to play
In  fields drenched in morning  dew
Above...

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Categories: abuse, angel, baby, black african american, death,
Form: Personification
COMS
C.O.M.S

Colors
Black, brown

Something that has been an issue since the beginning of time

Colors unite 
Colors causes actions out of spite
Colors are all different shades
Colors has been one of the leading causes of death for decades

See i...

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Categories: anger, black african american, color, deep, growth,
Form: Rhyme
Reflection Mindset
I I’m constantly rehearsing 
On my versing 
Never sliding or swerving
My Rhymes play
Like a wordsmith
I’m Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult
Remembering to stay humble
And claim my guilt and my fault
The Wisest Man once said what’s...

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© James West  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bible, black african american, god, growth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Development Divas
Permacultural community development,
as if life matters,
presents optimal Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) standards
for self-other-Earth regenerative 
and sustainable living outcomes.
That 7 Generation certificate of accomplishment.

Development Divas enjoy primal dynamic focus
on repurposing formations and reformations,
fractals and octaves,
full four-seasonal
"Time...

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Categories: black african american, culture, math, nature, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Prize Winner
As soon as I heard 
You were the First African American Male
To win the Pulitzer prize for Poetry
I wanted to run out and celebrate
I wanted to wake up Hughes and Dunbar
And Baraka and say we...

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Categories: assonance, black african american, books, muse, poems,
Form: Rhyme
Race-Ism
Race-Ism

What makes one man or woman better than another?
Should we think differently of those who adapted
to another environment and adapted another color?

If our differences are only skin deep as a tone
why do we unto our...

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Categories: black african american, immigration, native american, prejudice,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member What Would You Do If
                                  ...

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Categories: abuse, america, analogy, black african american, bullying,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Last Book of Rebecca
    THE LAST BOOK OF REBECCA
There did come out from the land of in between,
where no mind has ever been before,
the spirit of the space,
and it did say unto Rebecca
I have come...

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© Vee Bdosa  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, addiction, america, betrayal, black african american,
Form: Blank verse
To those that say All Lives Matter when we say Black Lives Matter
You say all lives matter
Bringing up all these colors 
Like red, white, orange, and blue
But when a black life is taken, where on Earth are you?
Where's your sympathy and support when the takers of our...

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Categories: black african american, life, poetry, race, racism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Low self-esteem but God Made Me
 Such as a woman would say with low self-esteem ...
Some say I'm not beautiful nor am I pretty 
But that's okay I can relay
 I Was Made created holy God Made Me for God...

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Categories: analogy, beauty, black african american, bullying, character,
Form: Free verse
My mind body and soul
My Mind Heart and Soul 


I seem to laugh yet never entertained
My smile shine bright but my joy is detained 
Cold and sore my heart slowly disintegrates
Falling piece by piece into a dark cage 
A...

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Categories: abuse, anxiety, black african american, faith,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Wanna Stand Before the Lord and Sing Old Negro Spiritual
           If I were a songwriter in the 1867 I've would have written this old      
    ...

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Categories: black african american, celebration, discrimination, forgiveness, freedom,
Form: Lyric
The Voice of my Ancestors
Every morning
When I glance into the mirror
I look deep inside
Deeper than my subtly-thinning hair
Deeper than my raven beard
Deeper than my mocha complexion
Laden with marks
Of life's wear and tear 
And high cheek bones
I see multitudes
From across...

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Categories: america, black african american, culture, world,
Form: Prose
I hate Niggas
I hate Ni**as
When I’m looking and staring at this burden world  in my vision and I see the world collapsing especially in the poverty streets all I see is ignorance and stupidity. I see...

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Categories: africa, age, america, black african american, growing
Form: Narrative
Don't throw it away
Don’t throw it away
I never had lots of people that actually believed in me as a kid  . I always had these delusional thoughts that one day everybody would love me and believe in...

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Categories: age, black african american, career, society, success,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member TransRacial Family Wonderings
I wonder what makes you tick.

That quick shadow of a lopsided smile.
When you slap the wall as you step by.
Are these tics
that make you tick somehow?

I know what ticks you off.
Disrespecting your sacred right to...

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Categories: beauty, black african american, earth, earth day,
Form: Prose Poetry