Treasure Island

Elaine Oxamendi Vicet

(December 16 / Kingston. Jamaica)

Strong Black Man


Strong Man Black

I wonder if the black man understands that
He is not
A White man, A Jewish man, An Indian man
Or a Chinese man
That is he is
A black man

I wonder if the black man
Understands the power of him being
A black man

It is the denigration of the black man
b y the whomever
That makes the black man think that
Black is bad
And a black man is a
Bad man.

You are strong, you have power, ingenuity and creativity.
It is all about consciousness and righteousness
Look at the modern day philosophers
Malcolm X
Martin Luther King
Bob Marley
Marcus Garvey
George Rodney
Louis Marriott
Derek Walcott
Big Powerful Black Man.

Take care,
Keep the vision
Begin with the end in mind
You big black strong man
Your women love you
Are proud of you and
Recognize that together we hold the future –
Of the black nation, the black race,
The black nation,
The black way of thinking.

So be
Strong
Proud to be Black
But first
Be man

Submitted: Sunday, March 01, 2009

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  • Raluca Ratiu (3/21/2009 11:50:00 AM)

    'Begin with the end in mind', I love it! A great poem full of powerful images, bathed in the quintessence of the soul. (Report) Reply

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