Nikki Giovanni

(June 7, 1943 / Knoxville, Tennessee)

Kidnap Poem - Poem by Nikki Giovanni

Ever been kidnapped
by a poet
if i were a poet
i'd kidnap you
put you in my phrases and meter
You to jones beach
or maybe coney island
or maybe just to my house
lyric you in lilacs
dash you in the rain
blend into the beach
to complement my see
Play the lyre for you
ode you with my love song
anything to win you
wrap you in the red Black green
show you off to mama
yeah if i were a poet i'd kid
nap you


Comments about Kidnap Poem by Nikki Giovanni

  • (1/9/2019 3:51:00 PM)

    A really cute piece, a love story to the reader. Truley beautiful. It is creative how no punctuation or capitalization was used, Except in the word Black, when describing the flag colors. I don't know why he does this though. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/4/2018 4:09:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem (Report)Reply

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  • (1/30/2018 4:06:00 AM)

    You also kidnapped my interests to this poem...wooow (Report)Reply

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  • (1/22/2018 9:53:00 AM)

    it is a good poem you hater can fuck off (Report)Reply

    (1/30/2018 5:11:00 PM)

    Do not cuss!

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  • Savita Tyagi (11/16/2017 8:27:00 AM)

    A pleasure to read poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/19/2016 10:33:00 PM)

    Such pleasure to be kidnapped! (Report)Reply

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  • Kevin Patrick (5/26/2016 2:29:00 PM)

    Clever use of language for a funny and insightful work, favorite bits

    lyric you in lilacs
    dash you in the rain
    blend into the beach
    to complement my see
    Play the lyre for you


    simply superb
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  • B.m. Biswas (5/26/2016 9:28:00 AM)

    An Ernest try to hug one and embrace one....fine painting.....Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • (5/26/2016 4:54:00 AM)

    Fantastic flight of imagery of a poet. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/26/2016 3:29:00 AM)

    To win you! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/26/2016 3:09:00 AM)

    Yes, poets no doubt can do many things others cant imagine even. You too become one, soon enough. Excellent thinking and inspiring write. Thanks for sharing. X (Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan Mishra (12/10/2013 7:40:00 AM)

    if I were a poet, good write, thanks. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 10, 2013


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