JENNIFER'S POETRY CORNER
 

 

Jennifer's Poetry Corner

HERE ARE THREE OF MY POEMS WRITTEN FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

BLACK MAN

COLORS

WHO KNOWS

BLACK MAN

More than two hundred years ago; slavery was mandated by the law

That black was inferior to white,

and yet the white man paid a handsome price

So he could own my "inferior" black ancestors...

And then the white man laid with my black sisters and reproduced.

I don't know what you think; but I believe it's time to stop!

Whether you think we were created or evolved,

our anatomy is undeniably the same...

No one color is more intelligent than the other.

For every Bill Clinton...there is a Martin Luther King

Even Frank Sinatra... has heard of Luther Vandross

And for every Emily Dickinson...there is a Maya Angelou.

My skin color is not related to the size of my brain,

But my skin color restricts my opportunities...

And so the struggle goes on for the black man in this universe...

As we approach the twenty - first century. The pattern continues.

By: Jennifer Steele

COLORS

I have heard it said

Black is beautiful...

And white is colorless.

Nonetheless, I often wonder

What happened to the other colors?

Some of us are different shades of brown

And some of us are pink in the sun

Others are a lighter shade of red...

So, why do we only see black & white.

By: Jennifer Steele

WHO KNOWS

Sometimes I wonder why

We do the things we do

And whether I should always

Turn the other cheek...

Or give an eye for an eye.

I watch as days turn to weeks

And I count how many die

Still, I ask myself ...Why?

By:Jennifer Steele

 

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