RESPONSE TO AN ANGRY YOUNG BLACK MAN

RESPONSE TO AN ANGRY YOUNG BLACK MAN

This white poet grieves

With an angry young man who sees…

Little attention

Given to mentioned

Leaders in Black histories.

The media seems to ignore

Contributions made before…

Making short shrift

Of history’s gift,

Black leaders who came to the fore.

This poet studied college

Historic Blacks, the knowledge…

Of whom valued

Knowledge renewed,

Yearly could be acknowledged.

But what can one man do,

News media wants the new…

Our Black President,

White House resident,

The only Black leader to view?

Are there other Black leaders out there,

Currently for whom we could care…

Who charge to the fore,

Making more

Progress that Blacks may share?

Glories all from the past,

Those great leaders will last…

These great  minds–

Do we inherit in kind–

Other folks of similar cast?

–Jonathan Caswell

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