Saturday, April 17, 2021

 APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!


Today, I feature a poem celebrating the majestic and exquisiteness of a Beautiful Black Sister, written by a Revolutionary Brother and former Black Panther.


OBATUNDE

REVOLUTIONARY BLACK SISTER


Soft Black skin

Radiant Brown eyes

wooly black hair

Black is Beautiful,

Beautiful black sister


Majestic


Standing strong and alone

when others give up hope and die,

Exquisite in design

Natural in form

Beautiful black sister,

eyes toward freedom

Agile mind

Determined soul

And in your eyes,

the twinkling of the universe.

Beautiful black sister.


For centuries carrying burdens of

heartbreak

sorrow

pain

Mama Africa proud of you

Afro-princess,

Black-strong-soulful.

Beautiful black sister.


Freedom's near

Sorrow be gone tomorrow,

Brothers gett'n together now

No time to mourn

Work to be done - Freedom's near

Beautiful black sister.


Mama heard you crying again last

night,

No one else saw

Dewdrops trickling down your

tender cheeks,

or heard your muffled moans,

Allah has answered

Freedom's near.

Mama saw freedom yesterday,

out there among the stars and stuff

Daring, dashing 'bout the

heavens.

Like Bobby

dodging, ducking cars, billy-

clubs, bullets

Freedom's near

Beautiful black sister.


Mama tasted some sweet freedom

today,

wonder if it taste like

Fried chicken

Potato salad

and collards?

or maybe like

limas

cornbread

and knuckles?

Velvety black skin

Moist lips

Determined soul

Beautiful black sister,

Freedom's coming

Keep on pushing, keep on

struggling

Freedom's coming:

by any means necessary

Revolutionary black sister


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