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Syneeda I enjoy this poem, innocence, but the image doesn't quiet goes along with the norm of "society" or has this become the norm of American society? Little black boys (or older) kissing on (young or older) white women? Then comes a world of mixed raced babies. That could actually be a GOOD thing, to ride the notion of it's a "Black or a White" thing, were are all ONE human race, in the eyes of our Creator! Again, thanks for sharing this poem. I hope you continue to share more of them from your poetry, "Essence of Black Beauty". That is a powerful one I thing you should share! I've since ordered several other copies for my young African American female co-workers. I've suggested they should become an avid poetry reader, like me.
Anon, thank you and YES, my poem "Essence of Black Beauty" is one of my favorite poem to recite at local poetry readings in Atlanta. Writing and reciting my poetry is therapy for me, a way for me to cope with PTSD and a few of my other chronic illness I developed while serving in the Navy. As you have already read, I wrote the majority of them the last two years I served on active duty in the Navy. For over a year, after I was released from the brig, I was still on active duty but was ordered by my former commanding to stay at home and to call in everyday. I viewed it as sorta like house arrest. I began baking, writing poetry, volunteering to work (for free) for several non-profit organizations in San Diego, just to make good use of my time, instead of going "physcho", like alot of veterans who suffer from PTSD. Even not, I still bake, write poetry and volunteer just so I can be proactive and not let my disability drain the life out of me... I'm sure most of my fellow disabled veterans know what I mean.And I would be delighted to share more of my poems on my blog.