Sunday, July 22, 2007
What comes to mind when you hear the word? There are so many connotations to the word. It's been something that I'm keenly aware of everyday of my life as a black person. There are so many common sayings involving the word, many negative. I hate it when that is even first word that comes to my mind. I hate to use the word blackmail even though it's the common one. I prefer to say extortion. But there are some positive ones too. I've made it a point over the years to look for them.
I've always written poetry, though it's not something that I've shared a lot on this blog, except for this one. Over the last few days, I started thinking about different words and sayings involving black. I took out "black" and put them all together into something like a poem. I've left out many. Are there any you would like to add?
A Study In Black
pot calling the kettle
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