John I Nash

Black - Poem by John I Nash

Black is black and all of that, and you can't take it back. Equality wanted, is earned by word and deed not by decree. You want to be equal, treat other people the same there is no shame in that, you can still be black. Pride aside, earn do not take, participate do what it takes. A clenched fist cannot do honest work. A clenched fist cannot hold the one you love. A clenched fist cannot hold a child's hand, take a stand to be a man, not white, not yellow, not black or brown, color not be found, but a man will emerge this I strongly urge. Do not sell your soul to go on the dole, those who profess to help are enemies all. They want to use you for their own goal. Dependent you will stay, independent no way, slave to all you will stay, no matter what they say. Equality like respect is earned not decreed, matter not the ethnicity.

Topic(s) of this poem: race

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This was written in honor of Ben Carson and his example, for All People regardless of race.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 2, 2015

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