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Daniel Beaty's Knock Knock

A painfully touching, and powerful poem.


Black History Month - Day 26

From another favorite poets (and Native Knoxvillian)

Poetry – Nikki Giovanni

Poetry is motion graceful
as a fawn
gentle as a teardrop
strong like the eye… 194 more words

Black History Month

starting bid

dream catcher
maybe snatcher is the best word
to describe
the vermin waiting to devour
ideas and regurgitate them
for auction, starting bid
i don’t deserve whatever you… 24 more words


inhale the last

I just want to smell
You every single day
Until I inhale the last
Breath I share with you


breathe your life

i mess up all the time
even when i think i’ve
passed a new test
skipped a level or two
i find myself
knee deep in the filth… 26 more words


Happy Birthday Una Marson!

Una Marson: 6 February 1905 – 6 May 1965

110 years ago Una Marson, Jamaican poet was born. Happy Birthday Una Marson!

Black Poets

Love Poems: The Wars You've Faced

the wars you’ve faced have never
been of the flesh, you say.
of course,
you only sound the trumpet
for matters of the soul.
you were still fighting your battle with her… 152 more words