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WE’S BLACK (Black History Month Eintou poems for Langston Hughes)

1.

We’s Black.

Lost Africans

Pillaged from Africa

For the Mid-Atlantic slave trade.

History is ugly

Yet beautiful.

You know?

 

2.

We’s Black-

And Black don’t crack!

Which drives white folks crazy

Because they can’t guess our ages!

They have themselves to blame.

Calling men “boys”

Too long.

 

3.

I too

Call this land “home”

Because it’s all I’ve known.

But my home is dysfunctional.

Uncle Sam’s abusive,

And negligent.

Lord why?

4.

Langston

Lived out his dreams

By writing poetry.

Letting them be deferred

Would have been a calamity

Of epic proportions.

This world needs Black

Poets.


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