Melvina Germain

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Ebony And Ivory (2) - Poem by Melvina Germain

He was a Black man ya know
blacker than the ace of spades.
I guess you can call him Blue black
that's just how he was made.

Well he met himself a white girl
O she was white as snow.
Her eyes sparkled when she laid eyes on him
and he was a little taken back ya know.

She was a bit aggressive
not what he was use to ya hear.
That lady made up her mind,
baby you're not going anywhere.

Many years have passed
since I met ebony and ivory.
Such a loving and delightful couple,
I knew they were sure to be.

Written by: Melvina Germain
Date: Jan.17/2016

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Form: Prose Poem


Comments about Ebony And Ivory (2) by Melvina Germain

  • Bri Edwards (3/1/2016 1:51:00 PM)


    reminds me of the story in To Kill A Mockingbird. [movie starred Gregory Peck] a young white woman, abused by her white husband, fell for (whether it was just lust or the beginnings of 'love' was not clear) a young, handsome, strong, one-armed black man in the 'Deep South' in the U.S. in the days when lynching blacks was still not unheard of. he was arrested, accused of assaulting her (when it was she who pressed herself against him) , arrested, and shot dead trying to escape i believe.

    a nice poem. i hope they continued to be happy together; i assume this is a true story.

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    bri :)
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  • Abderrahmane Dakir (1/18/2016 4:37:00 AM)


    The love is the strongest feeling we share to live together. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Wes Vogler (1/17/2016 11:09:00 PM)


    Such a delightful thing to read, We all love a happy ending and it's considered not sensational enough to be entertaining. Phooey. Donna and I are something of an institution after going on 62 years of marriage. We try saying we are breaking up and they say sure and Niagara falls is running backwards today. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 17, 2016



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