Thanks to everyone who supported this new project, our project donors and sponsor, Prince Books. Y’all made a pretty incredible thing happen. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you I got more than I gave. Next up? African American Poetry Since 1945!
A TEACHER by Roosevelt Harrington
One who teach and learn
and teach you things you never knew
sometimes have they own problems
but yet finds time for you
soft spoken, well educated, well dressed
expect great things, nothing less
loves you and show they care
and always promise to be there
lift your spirits up when you are down
give you what you need to get up off the ground
has all the qualities as Lisa
and I am so glad that she was my teacher
SUMMARY by D.J.M.
2Pac, the Rose that grew.
As I sat and read your poems my mind did 2.
Your poetry taught me things I couldn’t learn in school.
Takin on the 7 Cities class this summer was definitely a Plus.
To anyone trying to open their mind this class is a must.
Stay creative and with the process always trust.
And to our teacher I can’t thank you enough.
Yours Truly, D.J.M. SE7EN
SONG IN THE STREETS by Frankey Needles AKA Darryl Mosely
Blood hit the ground tear drop from his eye
He question God biggest question why
All his friends dead or in jail
And he still in the streets life passing him by
He can hear the sound of the crowd
As he lay on the ground soul reach for the sky
He told himself that he’ll stay clean
But his body hurt so bad that he had to get high
Didn’t think he’d ever O.D.
When it came to heroin known as the O.G.
And he always kept his ears to the streets
But he must’ve forgot ain’t no L.O.V.E.
He still had a pulse when the ambulance arrived
They gave him some narcan to make sure he survived
On his way to the hospital he finally opened his eyes
Looking up at the paramedic
Flashing a light in his face
The paramedic just smiled
And said today your lucky day
It’s not everyday someone make it back from the fentyn
I know you want to talk but right now just listen
You only got one life please treat it like you care
Even tho times get hard it seem it’s not fair
When that pain comes back you just got to take it
And from this day forward
Tell yourself you going make it.