Beautiful Black Men Poem by Nikki Giovanni

Beautiful Black Men

Rating: 4.4


(With compliments and apologies to all not mentioned by name)

i wanta say just gotta say something
bout those beautiful beautiful beautiful outasight
black men
with they afros
walking down the street
is the same ol danger
but a brand new pleasure

sitting on stoops, in bars, going to offices
running numbers, watching for their whores
preaching in churches, driving their hogs
walking their dogs, winking at me
in their fire red, lime green, burnt orange
royal blue tight tight pants that hug
what i like to hug

jerry butler, wilson pickett, the impressions
temptations, mighty mighty sly
don't have to do anything but walk
on stage
and i scream and stamp and shout
see new breed men in breed alls
dashiki suits with shirts that match
the lining that compliments the ties
that smile at the sandals
where dirty toes peek at me
and i scream and stamp and shout
for more beautiful beautiful beautiful
black men with outasight afros

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Brendan 01 May 2018

What does this mean? I wanta say just gotta say something, what?

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Angela 13 July 2018

It is poetry

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Adrian Flett 12 November 2018

How ironic is this view?

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Sylvia Frances Chan 04 November 2020

CONTINUED: men dirty toes, but this is the reality she added. That tinge of humor is needed in good poetry, Sir. A very entertaining poem, A great poem by the Great Poetess from the USA! Hooray, she is just herself and writes what she THINKS and SEE. Full of brilliance!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 04 November 2020

Not ironic at all, the view of a great observer, the great Amrican Poetess who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, Sir! Each poet her/. his own view and she wants to make known that BLACK MEN ARE BEAUTIFUL. She is honest too in her observations, she is very honest, read: that smile at the sandals where dirty toes peek at me...............with great humor too. Of course, not all black

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Khairul Ahsan 04 November 2020

Congratulations on your poem being chosen for as the 'Modern Pem of the Day'! 'and i scream and stamp and shout see new breed men in breed alls dashiki suits with shirts that match the lining that compliments the ties' - so well said!

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Mahtab Bangalee 04 November 2020

see new breed men in breed alls dashiki suits with shirts that match the lining that compliments the ties that smile at the sandals where dirty toes peek at me/// BLACK MAN; suited, booted, stong body, can attract any woman; yeah beautiful, beautiful to look in the new dress code though they are not new in this world; around us they are our brother; beautiful mind lives also in them; lets we make beautiful our earth together

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Sylvia Frances Chan 04 November 2020

Continued: CONGRATULATIONS being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day. Hooray! 5 Stars Full Vote! To MyPoemList I love poems created by poets/poetesses who are very honest but very poetic and artistic. That is the great poetess Nikki Giovanni, beautiful name too. A poem full of brilliance about the Beautiful Black Men in the USA.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 04 November 2020

Most beautiful poem and very honest worded about the black mn in the USA I know what she has seen and the great Poetess is like a paintress, since what she worded is very visible and true, also about those dirty toes. A very amazing poem by the great American poetess Nikki Giovanni. Her photograph is very beautiful, in afro look hair. I love poems created by poets/poetesses who are very honest but very poetic and artistic. That is the great poetess Nikki Giovanni, beautiful name too.

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Deluke Muwanigwa 04 November 2020

The black man was made with a musical soul. A bunch comes together you get music.

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Nikki Giovanni

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