Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Poem: Black Man


BLACK MAN


Black man so beautiful to me
Deeply rooted
In the rich soil of African land
Tall reaching the sky like trees
Dark and powerful
Carved out of mahogany
With the strength of tribes
Free to be
Black man
You are a gift to me


©Shai Lynn Kai Davis

Artwork: Danny Haygood

12 comments:

Sojourner G said...

It's nice to see a little love thrown the brother's way err now and then.

Rich said...

That was nice. Sometimes I wish I had a better connection to my African ancestry. I know it's there, but being in America sometimes gives cause for disconnect. I want it to be more real that what I've witnessed on television.

CapCity said...

yea, i loved this when u shared it w/ us over at the CapCha'd spot, Sis!

Rich - u're more connected than u know. As i've heard it said: Africans are coming to U.S. now to benefit from & witness the work that their ancestors did, too;-). u're in the chain/connected whether u're aware or not!

B_More BAP Life said...

I Love IT!

Kai C. said...

yes indeed!
i love me a black man
dark, dark chocolate!

beautiful:)

Shai said...

Thanks everyone. I wrote that after my "man-eater" stage broke. LOL. I was hurt, angry and bitter. So I had walls up and I was putting the brothas through it.

Then my college mate who I had a crush on inspired me to write this. He was a gentleman and helped me see there were still some good brothers who cared out there.

The poem is over 10 years yet I still struggle with my issues with men.

@Rich: The ancestors are in your DNA and you are them. Your actions connect you to them. Think about it.

Mizrepresent said...

I love it too! WE can help but love the Black Man! Great piece Shai!

Lyrically speaking said...

Wow! that's hot!

MysTery said...

Nice.

Jackie Edwards said...

I love this poem! Funny, as I was reading, my mind immediately went to an image of Djimon Honsou, the actor from Amistad, Blood Diamond, Janet Jackson video Love Will Never Do, and a broad smile comes across my face!

Angelia... said...

Wonderful Shai...

Blessings,
angelia

BloggersDelight said...

Wonderful tribute!