"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

"Required reading" for today's smart writer.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Poetic Tribute-in Honor of Black History Month...




I rarely share my poetry here. Truth is, though, it's my first "literary love."
I've been penning pieces since I was a young teen, grappling with many of the same issues I'm sure you once did during developmental years. Thank God we survived, right? :-)

So today, in honor of Black History Month, I'd like to share these three. I hope you enjoy!


SOUL FOOD SUNDAYS

By: Jennifer Brown Banks

Baked ham
Candy yams
And collard greens,
Big momma's biscuits
And buttered beans,

Dishes fit
For a king,
Gospel music,
And church chatter in between

As we bond
And share a history
Richer than all the calories

Laughing
Loving
And just being

Honoring
Unspoken traditions


A TRIBUTE TO SINGER JILL SCOTT

U
Make notes
Gloat
Each time
You send them
Into the universe

Proud to be
The medium
By which you move
So many--

Privileged
For their part,

In the joy
You create



4 Denzel (Washington)

If ever there were a perfect argument for cloning
You'd be it...
If ever there were a perfect argument for cloning
You'd be it...

If ever there were a perfect argument for cloning
You'd be it...

4 comments:

  1. Glad you shared these with us, Jennifer! You do have a knack for poetry! :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen; I certainly enjoy writing it! :-)

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  2. Um, I think you like Denzel Washington. Am I right? =0) Ditto what Karen said.

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