#28DaysOfPoetry : inspiration

It’s Black History Month 2016. Every year I start off strong trying to write some poetry continuously during the month of February. Let’s see how it goes this year

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march thirty one: a late poem remembering MLK #NaPoWriMo

On April 4th we commemorate the life and untimely death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here’s the short  poem I wrote this past Saturday. I didn’t get a chance to post it on that day.  See the original poem also on Twitter.

April 4.
Remember #MLK.
Honor his life,
his work,
his legacy
by seeking justice.
Always.
@napowrimo2015 #Poetry

Check out @ivywriter’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/ivywriter/status/584554735253860352?s=09

#marchthirtyone
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#28DaysOfPoetry: The Black History Month Chronicles: America, The Beautiful

america, the beautiful – 2/2/15

America

The Beautiful

Black Is

Beautiful

We know this

Yet, how is it that

darkness

seems to bring about

fear

and we trust

people

in the light

 

Word to the wise

just because one’s

skin is light

does not mean

they have

your best interest

at heart

 

Be careful when you walk

into the light

when we sleep in the dark

our instincts become

more aware

of our surroundings

and we might find

that what we do in the dark

will inevitably

come to light

copyright 2015

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#28DaysOfPoetry – The Black History Chronicles: black history month

black history month – 2/1/15

America’s

distorted history

often exudes

an amnesia

of sorts

that conveniently

ignores

the

trueness

of Black Life

in America

that

for 28 days

while short lived

allows for

the correction

of wrongs

the chance

to

tell truths

and

gives us a reason

to write,

read, dance

sing and

reminisce

about

how life

could, should

be

for those of us

who

involuntarily

made peace

in a place

where

we were

not welcome

copyright 2015

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march thirty one: #30poems30days #poetryprompt: finding direction in the hood

This poem was based on another prompt from poet Scott Woods on Twitter.  The prompt was “Geocaching in the hood”.  I used my own interpretation of that:

Poem:  GPS for the streets

never underestimate the homeless dude

sees all, hears all

and probably knows all the shortcuts

 

Thank you for reading march thirty one poetry

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