Seduction Poem by Nikki Giovanni

Seduction

Rating: 4.5


One day
you gonna walk in this house
and i'm gonna have a long African
gown
you'll sit down and say 'The Black...'
and i'm gonna take one arm out
then you-not noticing me at all- will say 'What about this brother...'
and i'm going to be slipping it over my head
and you'll rap on about 'The revolution...'
while i rest your hand against my stomach
you'll go on-as you always do- saying
'I just can't dig...'
while i'm moving your hand up and down
and i'll be taking your dashiki off
then you'll say 'What we really need...'
and taking your shorts off
the you'll notice
your state of undress
and knowing you you'll just say
'Nikki/
isn't this counterrevolutionary...'

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Igwilo Vincent Somto 24 May 2016

Nice poem, with sensuous lines

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Edward Kofi Louis 28 April 2017

One day! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Tom Allport 28 April 2017

a lovely sensual poem of distractions? ...........well written.

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Kayode Are 28 April 2017

Playful seduction made real by taking dashiki off. Quite a thrill.

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Lantz Pierre 28 April 2017

Sex has pretty much been an integral part of every revolution and revolutionary throughout the history of mankind. How can the narrator of this poem imagine enacting such come-on and facing rejection by the subject of her fantasy? It's kind of far-fetched and I'm left pondering what the message is that she's trying to express in this poem. Is this meant to be a meditation on failure? Hers? The revolution? What? I don't get it.

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Jojo Pescador 28 April 2017

Wow... Like this poem!

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Alexander Julian 28 April 2017

So love is a revolution? Hmm, interesting.

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Susan Williams 28 April 2017

I see humor- -not some epic brainiac tour of philosophy and sociology. Some times a light touch can make a simple point- -like maybe Don't Forget to Enjoy Life.

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Anil Kumar Panda 28 April 2017

Sensual and beautiful but confused where it is taking me. Written nicely.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 28 April 2017

Walk in this house.... thanks for posting....

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Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni

Knoxville, Tennessee
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