Get Your Premium Membership

Read January Poems Online

NextLast
 

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Juneteenth let's go down history 
For years it was a mystery
Slavery had parted 
Let's find out where it started
June 19,1865 
Slavery had no longer been deprived 
We had been freed 
From picking cotton 
Being forgotten 
Whipped by many 
Not only physical 
But mentally 
Told us all we couldn't be 
Two years went by 
That we already were  free tried to keep it a secret how hard could it be 
Not that hard 
You see we played our cards 
And it was captured 
No longer owned by the masters 
As you see 
We were among the land of living and we were free
Or were we?
January 1,1863 
President Lincoln formally issued the Emancipation Proclamation
Yet they kept that from the nation 
But it was ok
But we all knew we would be great one day 
Years and years of so much hurt 
Color mattered we got treated like dirt 
Our Ancestors raised all of many 
And still plenty 
Got took
They labeled us as ignorant 
Couldn't read 
Hey throw us a book 
And we grab it 
You'd be surprised what come out of our mouth magic ?
 Another thing I learned and I'm sure you did too 
The official Juneteenth flag was red ,white , and blue .
The same as the American Flag 
But were we really America 
That's what's sad 
So with all we had I mean we changed it a little to red black and green ??????
Red represented the blood that was shed 
Black represented the soil that had been planted deep down in the root 
Green represented prosperity 
In a unprosperous world
Together those colors would help heal one another 
Your sister , your brother 
What did we get when we became free 
40 Acres and a mule ? Wasn't that what is was suppose to be  ?
June 17 ,2021 made another piece of history 
Juneteenth is finally the eleventh federal holiday 
Since King day Designated In 1983 .
Now that's history 
To our ancestors let's take a moment 
To give thanks 
You didn't give up when they said you could 
You all represented 
And it hurts 
That you didn't get to see your worth your value 
But I saw it 
And I found out that you only wanted to be heard 
With your words 
So many days you walked miles and miles with no water 
Nothing on your feet 
Yet you didn't weep even when the hill got steep you climbed and climbed until you reached the top.
You all left a legacy 
And we clearly forgot 
And I apologize 
We need to keep each other 
Alive 
Love on them , look out protect 
Never neglect 
For you all know how that felt 
Not a good feeling 
This land need so much healing
They need God put back in everything
See how much positivity it brings
Help bring back our kings and queens 
That we once were 
Lots are blinded by so much 
Like it's ok to be sensitive and have a heart 
It's ok to not let color tear you apart 
Regardless of how we were treated 
We never were defeated 
We became apart of the freedom ring 
That why our voices are our choices 
Use your worlds wisely 
Don't sit in silence 
God gave you a voice 
Don't use it for violence 
We are one 
One are all 
Together we uplift 
Or together we may fall 
Celebration
Today so many brilliant minds 
Have so much to display
Show it to the world 
You all are unique In so many ways
Today we celebrate ending so many things 
Segregation came later we didn't hold on 
We righted our rights and wronged our wrongs
And our father is pleased on the throne 
Pat yourself on the back 
For you did that 
Update the books ??
And put this in 
That we too did win
Don't keep letting us be robbed of knowledge
It's crazy they left alot of this out in college
We are just now learning about us 
Why ?
Sometimes the truth hurts it makes you cry 
I celebrate as a queen 
No longer caring what others think
To all Happy of the Happiest Juneteenth 

Written by: Concetta Hardnett
06/19/2021????????

Copyright © concetta hardnett

NextLast