Sylvia Chidi

Freshman - 710 Points (Germany)

The Greatest Blacks - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

The history of the greatest blacks
The black men and women with a vision
The black women and men on a mission
Those sold in and out of slavery
Those born into and out of slavery

The suffering and the endurance
With stories of struggle and tears
And today they have baked a pot of hope
For the future generation
That will become part and parcel of many nations
Now each morning with every new sunrise
Many of us in the dark are beginning to rise

The greatest blacks
At night they were restless
With light they became fearless
They have slowly silenced the violence
That many of us will never get to experience
Overcoming racism, segregation, discrimination
And they have told us that nothing is impossible
And they have spoken that everything is beyond reach

They have overcome the power of the dark
Leaving upon the future a penned historical mark

Copyright 2014 Sylvia Lovina Chidi

Topic(s) of this poem: success

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

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