Black History Month - Page 2

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  1. Equality

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    You declare you see me dimly
    through a glass which will not shine,
    though I stand before you boldly,
    trim in rank and marking time.

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  2. Rose Painted

    • By Paige
    • Published: June 2015
    Poem About Skin Color

    in Metaphor Poems

    If I were a Rose painted black,
    would you cast me aside
    like blackened, burnt rice?
    Would my color tarnish my sweet smell?

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    This was a very true poem! I love the meaning, and it really brings out the idea of discrimination by color and how bad it is. I love it!

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  4. On Aging

    in Famous Family Poems

    When you see me sitting quietly,
    Like a sack left on the shelf,
    Don’t think I need your chattering.
    I’m listening to myself.

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    Reading this poem was very heartfelt and personal. Maya Angelou has always been my favorite author of all times, but reading this particular poem reminds me of my grandmother who I was lucky...

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  5. Life Is Fine

    in Famous Life Poems

    I went down to the river,
    I set down on the bank.
    I tried to think but couldn't,
    So I jumped in and sank.

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    Everyone is born for a purpose, but we forget that in pursuit of money. Then God gifted me with poetry and uses it as a medium to educate people, and in each of my poems there is a story...

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  7. Still Here

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    I been scarred and battered.
    My hopes the wind done scattered.
    Snow has friz me,
    Sun has baked me,

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    This poem was in a textbook of mine from the sixth grade. As a child, it resonated with me. It inspired me to write poetry. As a child, educated by white folk, I had no idea who Langston...

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  8. Let America Be America Again

    in Famous Life Poems

    Let America be America again.
    Let it be the dream it used to be.
    Let it be the pioneer on the plain
    Seeking a home where he himself is free.

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  9. Homage To My Hips

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    these hips are big hips
    they need space to
    move around in.
    they don't fit into little

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  10. Peace To Me

    • By Esther Ayisire
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem Dreaming For A World Without Racism

    in Dream Poems by Teens

    When I think of peace, I see myself in a world where I can truly be myself,
    Who I choose to be, where I can just let go and be comfortable with who I am

    A world with no hatred, racism or pain

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    Preach preacher, preach. As an African American girl, I say this: We want peace! We want peace! We want peace!

  11. Mother

    • By Mitchell M. Gissendanner
    • Published: February 2006
    Powerful Woman Poem

    in Mother Poems

    Black, beautiful, intuitive, and strong,
    The matriarch, the stabilizer, the Earth's backbone.
    From the beginning she excels, determined to survive.
    In her womb the seed of trillions through the ages she will provide.

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  12. Great-Grandmother, A Beautiful Woman

    • By Jacquia Lindsay
    • Published: February 2006
    Tribute Poem To A Great Grandmother

    in Grandmother Poems

    Strong, beautiful black woman, so peaceful and serene,
    You deserve to live in Paradise and shown the finer things.
    Life has dealt you plenty of cards, some winning, others bad,
    And tides have brought in waves of memories: both happy and sad.

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    I hope you don't mind that I shared this poem with a Great Grandmother in our church, she has custody of her two great grandchildren, one of them is 8 and the other is just born 3 months...

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