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28 Days(Black)

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should

I…

hold

my head high

because…

I’ve

been given

the privilege for 28 days

to openly express…

I’m black and I’m proud!?!

 

should

I…

stand

erect and

feel respect

because…

 

I’ve

been told the

shortest of twelve months

is for us

 

should

I…

 

raise

a clinched fist

or shout

free

at

last

 

free

at

last

thank God almighty

free

at

last

 

for…

twenty-eight days

out of

three-hundred and sixty-five?

 

should

I…

 

listen

and applaud

speaker’s speeches on

slain black leaders and read about black inventors who

invented inventions to make

being a slave a little

easier?

 

should

I…

 

be

overjoyed

for…

 

a

slap

in the face

twenty-eight days of forced

recognition

after

400 plus years

of injustices and

a second rate holiday for a man who gave his life

for the sake of civil rights?

 

should

I…

 

be

thankful for

twenty-eight days of

positive black media air time

swallowed up by three-hundred-thirty-seven days

of EXPLOITATION?

 

 

twenty-eight days

 

twenty

 

eight

 

days

 

for…

years

of…

burning crosses,

trees with strange fruit and day after day

running home from school chased by angry white kids shouting,

“stay out our neighborhood ”

memories

 

twenty-eight days

 

twenty

eight

(whole)

days

 

when…

 

I’m

black

EVERY single day of

my life

 

no thanks

I’m

black and

I’m proud beyond

THAT

 

 

 

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COMMENTS

 

poetunleashed says:

they patronize black people by cramming our history into one month.... great share

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twistedbeauty says:

love this poem!

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Corey says:

Petunleashed, I feel you. Based on our enormous contribution, American History is Black History! Thanks for dropping in!
 

Corey says:

Hi Twistedbeauty, Glad you loved it! Thanks for taking time to read and respond, I appreciate it!

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hymnagen says:

This piece is soul food. Words really worth continuing to think about after the read. You did your thing with this write, Corey. Thanks for the share
 

Corey says:

Hey Hymnagen, Thanks for coming through. I appreciate your time and comment! Be blessed!

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