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Category: Poems


Poems

Seychelles My Island Home 

I was born in Mahe, where the sun first touched my faceI took my first breathe and the spices of Seychelles flowed inside my bloodThe wind blew from the Indian Ocean…

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I Can’t Breathe 

(In Alton Sterlings name…..) Did Fanon know, so many years ago that this world would be ablaze with fire When he stated, ‘we revolt simply because, For many reasons, we…

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Freedom is Walking 

It is spoken man is born equal and freeTo a degree the world disagreesSome foresee what others cannot seeFreedom is walking away with glee We have a right to Christmas…

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Where the Formula got Flawed 

When bibles killed most idolsAnd turned regal beings into illegal citizensThrough slavers’ ships guarded by overseers’ whipsThe formula of God got flawed IIWhen black became the colour which power lackedAnd…

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Do Not Fear the Past 

Do not fear the past. It is ugly but it is ours, Do not hold on to lies That you were fed when you were young. Learn the history of…

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You’re Not Black – Amy Saunders 

I sit with them at lunchFried chicken on my plateI eat with a knife and fork“You’re not black, if you don’t use your hands to eat”Yet I know that hands…

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When Shall We Breathe? 

Down beneathI can’t breatheCenturies on, I remain at reefDeep is my griefForget that book! I’m black and outColoured, I surely standoutAnd truly don’t countPushed down to outWith nowhere to lookForget…

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I, Too 

I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother.They send me to eat in the kitchenWhen company comes,But I laugh,And eat well,And grow strong. Tomorrow,I’ll be at the tableWhen company…

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When I Think of Tamir Rice While Driving 

in the backseat, my sons laugh & tussle,far from Tamir’s age, adorned with hiscomplexion & cadence, & already warned about toy pistols, though my rhetoricain’t about fear, but dislike—abouthow guns…

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Shame The Rapist 

My tongue cannot see the taste of salt, of all the things I’ve heard and seen Leaving my clueless heart with no clues Innocent palaces under attack With men plugging…

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While Black… 

 A time upon the world When I couldn’t breathe! When I couldn’t walk! When I couldn’t run! Heck! I wasn’t even allowed to crawl! It was slavery, While black … I walk into a store, Not…

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After Images 

 I However the image entersits force remains withinmy eyesrockstrewn caves where dragonfish evolve  wild for life, relentless and acquisitive  learning to survivewhere there is no foodmy eyes are always hungryand rememberinghowever the…

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I look at the World 

I look then at the silly wallsThrough dark eyes in a dark face—And this is what I know:That all these walls oppression buildsWill have to go! I look at my…

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Ballad of Birmingham 

“Mother dear, may I go downtown Instead of out to play, And march the streets of Birmingham In a Freedom March today?” “No, baby, no, you may not go, For…

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Black Lives Matter 

Racism is disgusting.. I’m not black, but I see you.I’m not black, but I hear you.I’m not black, but I mourn with you.I’m not black, but I see the injustice…

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Bilingual/Bilingüe 

My father liked them separate, one there,one here (allá y aquí), as if aware that words might cut in two his daughter’s heart(el corazón) and lock the alien part to…

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When you get to Naa Gbewaa 

You must go With these words of my heart That’ll break Gbewaa’s heart You must cross The rivers of tears You must swim through The oceans of heartbreak You must…

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IF BODIES COULD TALK 

Expression of your eyes tell lies to cover your hatred…for meThe tone of your body sounds unkindSaying…“You don’t here belong…you rich kid in a successful woman”So you whisper vile rumours…

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