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Black man


Black man
Originated
yet labeled and captivated
inside
with no place
to hide


Black man
dignified yet classified
by the enemy
who's afraid
of the power
you possess
creating road blocks
to limit
your success
breaking the
structure
of your happiness


Black Man
tears may fall
yet you're still
a man
mind in motion
brand new plan
the enemy still
contradicting ways
to deliver it
from your hand


but you still live
remaining strong
your name has power
that stretch miles long
for you are
needed here
my true Black Man!

Written by Jannette Franklin

Mr. Africa Poetry Lounge