Category Archives: Poetry

“Memories”

“Memories,” by Barbara Streisand, is one my favorite songs. I love the lyrics: Memories Light the corners of my mind Misty watercolor memories Of the way we were Scattered pictures Of the times we left behind Smiles we gave to … Continue reading

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“My Lord, What a Morning”

Hard at work on my third book of poetry, tentatively titled, “The Black Feminine Mystique.” It’s a collection of poetry for and about women of color, from myth to reality, from history to my story. Here is one of my … Continue reading

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From “Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass”

Preamble From slavery to freedom. From pre-colonialism to post-modernism. From revolution to reactionism. From the War for Independence to the Civil War From the slave enlistment bill to Selective Service. From Articles of Confederation to the Confederacy. From agrarianism to … Continue reading

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About the book — Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass: Remembrance of Things Past and Present

Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass: Remembrance of Things Past and Present is about the captivity, exploitation and suffering of Black people in America, and their triumphs. The author, a history buff, took the challenge to look at … Continue reading

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In the Line of Duty — From Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats

IN THE LINE OF DUTY The heroes are dead and nothing else matters Under a gray sky the women are dressed in black At the grave site hearing homilies paying homage to heroics Their sobs background music to pontificating politicians … Continue reading

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Blue Knight Riders — From Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats

BLUE KNIGHT RIDERS They don’t wear white sheets Or burn crosses in the night, But there’s an unmistakable connection Between these blue and white knights. They kill innocent Black males For horrific crimes real and imagined, And because grand juries … Continue reading

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Also look for my new collection of poetry, “Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats,” in two to three weeks…

Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats is a collection of poems, most based on actual cases, of police misconduct. The collection was a National Poetry Series Competition Finalist. In this collection, I experiment with various forms, e.g., sonnets, pantoums, triolets, … Continue reading

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