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?