Pam Ward

Pam Ward Poems

1. Paperplates 2/22/2012
2. The Black Student Newspaper 2/22/2012
3. The Will To Live 2/22/2012
Best Poem of Pam Ward

The Black Student Newspaper

we a proud people
we a say it loud
burn baby burn
we be blow-out kits
afro picks ads
writers with nerve
rocking beauty shops
barbecue pits selling ribs
with a side stack
of our printed words.
We were at colleges
county jails
staying up late
tic tic tic
writing on black baton nights
writing under bulletproof moons
crooning to our keyboards
sitting in a cold cell box room
with one phone
a Mandela poster
and Gil Scott Heron
blaring in our ears.
Teaching us black economics
in his non slave tongue drone
"A rat done bit ...

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