Black Poetry : Black History Speaks

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  1. tichaona

    tichaona Active Member MEMBER

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    The end of the month
    is apparently the end
    of my existence.
    The kente cloths
    will go back
    into the closet.
    Performers of Negro spirituals
    will go back
    to the cultural graveyard
    And I
    I am stripped of my significance
    because my month is over.

    Why can’t my month be August.
    It has 31 days and it’s hot.
    It’s also black as in Black August.
    August was the month that the first enslaved Africans
    arrived on these shores.
    Haiti started its war of liberation in August.
    Nat Turner personified bravery in August.
    Fred Hampton, Sr. was born in August.
    Jonathan Jackson was killed in August.
    George Jackson was killed in August.
    August is holy to me.
    Why can’t my month be August?

    I know I’m an orphan
    but my father, Carter G. Woodson
    still exists inside of me.
    And I know work has been done
    to increase my time alive
    from one week to a month
    but still, not enough respect
    is being shown me.

    And that is why I keep getting all up in your face
    cause you don’t know enough about me.
    You couldn’t possibly know everything about me.
    Every day, I am being remade, re-formed
    into something new
    but you could know more than you do.

    But I will say something about that insult
    known as the shortest month.
    One of the greatest crimes ever committed
    occurred during that month.
    A crime that, like me, will reverberate throughout time.
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Amazing piece Tich, Much respect. :teach:
     
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    well felt and very nicely done
    sometime our minds wonder why
    it couldn't have been March
     
  4. tichaona

    tichaona Active Member MEMBER

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    thanks. it should be the whole year...since i'm sure if it was researched we could find something relating to black history every month of the year, if not every day...
     
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    Thats funny you know....Why should there be a specific month in the first place put aside....its like why give me a gift on Valentines day when you could have given it to me any other time...
     
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    Loved the concept and the depth at which you made your point. Profoundly wonderful poet.
     
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    peace,

    I couldn't agree with you more poet...........true indeed we can find a reason to celebrate the Black story everyday & twice on Sunday........

    Incredible scribe poet............. I was just listening to my "Black August Cd"the other day!

    peace
     
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