Poetry Critiques : To Blacks Who Thnk Like Me

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  1. ewopper

    ewopper Active Member MEMBER

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    To Blacks Who Think Like Me

    Was Clarence Thomas, reflective of America’s promise
    To Black America I’d like to know
    And was America’s Promise to Blacks unlike Clarence Thomas
    Something the promise doesn’t show

    To me Clarence Thomas is the exception, not the rule
    Although he may have grown up poor like me
    And it’s my opinion he was just one more tool
    To disguise subtle bigotry

    I’m exercising my right to be outspoken
    In this matter as it seems to me
    And it looks pretty much like he was a token
    By Papa Bush exclusively

    I don’t have nothing against the man
    But his judgments are not for true equality
    For all citizens in our great land
    But on the ideals of the Republican fantasy

    And a republican lead government got us to where
    We are at this particular time
    Through rhetoric of Terrorism through fear
    Building convincing reason that to me does not rhyme

    Since the repealing of certain taxes we have a short fall
    In our world and nation
    With very little economic expansion if any at all
    A perplexing situation

    So was Clarence Thomas reflective of America’s Promise
    As a goal to shoot for in American Democracy
    Maybe to Blacks who embrace the judgments of Clarence Thomas
    But not to Blacks who think like me

    H. Wilson
     
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    you have a gift and a pen of thoughts for thy people nicely expressed
    welcome to the house of destee.com poet !
     
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