african american poetry

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african american poetry

we speak in
our language
of our lives
on paper
we create the spoken word
preaching us
our thoughts our emotions
we carry our spirits like history
lingers us
to our generation
we sail in
our blood our heritage
black skin
brown complexion
of a negro poet........


Borut said...

Takes me back years, to a record of an American group called The Last Poets. I can still remember one beginning with 'When the revolution comes....' :)

floots said...

great job kai
well done

Pat Paulk said...

Reminds me of one of my favorite poets, Maya Angelou. Very good!!

Kai C. said...

thank you

Stephen Bess said...

That is gorgeous! Fantastic poem. Wow!

Kai C. said...


polona said...

oh, angel voice kai, i love this one!
thanks for inviting me to your support group, i'd love to join in.
hi, i'm polona and i'm kai blogaholic :)

trinitystar said...

Lovely Kai the beauty within is expressed in your poem. :o)

Kai C. said...

ty guys