Black Poetry : For my Mentees

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  1. UMassBlack

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    Dedication from your mentor...A Poem for Same Gender Loving MEN

    With young black boys
    I become their opposition
    To a world of not yet discovered identity
    Of manhood
    Of masculinity
    Of unknown
    Femininity

    Confidence of who I am
    And knowledgeable of the journey it took to get there
    Yong black boys
    of black realities
    and black parents
    and black communities
    With progressive black churches
    Fear all association
    Due to fear of being blacklisted
    Even by their own

    As I was
    As I am
    As I will be
    In those cracks where my expression of love is a crime
    The highest form of treason
    I fight
    I endure the rejection
    The homophobic remark collection
    And even the envy detection
    For young black boys
    Whose opposition I am
    And in whose reality
    We all try to coexist

    And for the pain I received
    I do my work
    And for the love I was given
    I do my work
    And for the stares that glares in my direction
    I keep my course
    And partake in the struggle

    For one day
    When young black boys are no longer
    And young men they become
    Our expression of love
    Will be understood
    And opposition will be no longer
    The chosen sword
     
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    now i had to stop drop and take a few secondz
    dis was smooth and yet bangging'