RuNett Nia Ebo

Rookie - 93 Points (Philadelphia PA)

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Hi, I'm RuNett Nia Ebo, Poet of Purpose and I have been writing poems for more than 40 years. I have self-published 9 books of poetry and 1 CD of Spoken Word. I also have a fiction story (All For You -AuthorHouse) . I am a contributing author to 'Chicken Soup for the African American Soul' and 'Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul.'
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  • Runett Nia Ebo Runett Nia Ebo (2/5/2018 11:13:00 PM)

    Hello and thank you. Unfortunately, if the poem is entitled The Black Prayer (that is the title the picture of the little girl is attached to) it is a pirated copy of mine. The one I wrote entitled Lord, Why Did You Make Me Black is posted on my Poet-ify page on facebook in case anyone is interested. Thank you for the kind words. The coloring book is coming soon this year.

  • Christal Cori (2/4/2018 11:54:00 AM)

    I love your poem and I love the painting that was posted with it. I’d love to credit the artist. Can you send a link?

  • Belinda (2/4/2018 12:40:00 AM)

    I have searched for this poem for a while, just saw it posted on FB, thank you

  • Valerie Orr (2/2/2018 6:26:00 PM)

    Your poem Lord Why Did You Make Me Black? Is a cultural classic of black literature. Thank you for writing it and sharing it with the world. I believe that all black people need to read this poem, especially our children and those of us who hate being black. Whenever I see black people, I always see beauty. I'm posting your poem on my facebook page with your name. Peace and blessings, Valerie Orr

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Best Poem of RuNett Nia Ebo

Dear Mr. Crack (A Plea From A Young Child)

Dear Mr. Crack,
Please give my Mommy and Daddy back.
I'm not supposed to talk to strangers
but when they're with you, I know they're in danger.
Since you've come around, they're never home
and I really don't like when I'm home alone.

We don't live in our nice, big house anymore and
this place is so cold. There's no rug on the floor.
Sometimes, I don't get enough to eat.
Daddy's eyes look funny and Mommy doesn't sleep.

I want my Mommy and Daddy back.
I miss all the hugs and kisses.
Teacher told us all about you;
how you cause pain and you don't...

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