Black Poetry : What I've Learned

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  1. nabraska

    nabraska Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm involved in this After School Program at Brown Middle School. And I just wanted to share my poem that I wrote about my experiences.

    What I’ve learned
    from the twist and turns of
    Project Nobility,
    is a host of ideas from the MAAT,
    including love and respect of self
    along with honor and reliability.
    (See) I can rely on my kids
    to bring energy and synthesized issues
    of their day;
    they love to play games,
    easily memorize nicknames
    to let me know they do
    have a brain.
    Oh yes, my kids can think!!
    Let’s not get it twisted,
    for I’ve seen them
    break down complex concepts
    with ease and full comprehension.
    Now I admit, sometimes there is tension,
    leading me to my elders
    who remind me, that in life,
    there will always be some lessons
    that each side can learn from…
    Balance and Harmony—
    I learn from them and them from me,
    let me take this time to thank
    the adults, parents, and staff of Project Nobility.
    For you are my system of support,
    you’re like my Johnny Cochran
    when I go to court;
    or that Ace of Spades
    in the last hand,
    collecting the books, running the table,
    reminding me that together—we can!
    We can become that village
    and raise these little ones,
    through symbols and obstacles,
    as well as fact filled fun.
    We’ll send them proud from Brown
    out into the world;
    with knowledge of self, respect for others
    as well as a head full of curls.
    They will go from boys and girls
    to strong Black men and women;
    with the understanding that they can and will
    win!!
    So as to what I’ve learned has been a lot,
    and as long as the children keep coming,
    We will not stop!!!
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    very nice poem you posed it well
    i just really like this poem....it speaks volumes
    thanks for sharing your experience with us
    Peace
    Angel
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's not just what you've learned, but what you taught, sounds like you're giving quite a bit of self. I liked how you captured the hope for the future in this piece.
     
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    gempis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    *applause*

    Beautiful. Nothing brings more joy than that which comes from young people. This is well put.
     
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    Poetrymama Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Excellent write. the children are our future.
     
  6. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all understood the value and investment into
    the lives of our youth...

    This piece delved into a subject matter that is near and dear to me...

    Kudos to you for this piece!

    *Applause*
    Sage
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    awesome drop here keep it coming
     
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