Poetry is a topic that often is easy to overlook. However, it is a powerful communication, teaching and artistic tool in our society. Poetry often simplifies the abstract and complex into easy to understand powerful statements. It is a beautiful precise summarization of experiences, emotions, feelings, perspectives, and beliefs. Black poets like myself have always used poetry to say and express experiences that we were unable to talk about in any forum.
Poetry at its best is the truth! Not as people like to say your truth… It is courageous, free and fearless. It has no teammates, political agenda, party affiliation or tribe. A black poets mission is to see it, say it and write it, like it is.
Poetry does not try to be deep, it should strive to be as Paul said ”quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
I am a black poet that writes poetry from my unique experience. I write not as a black man but rather a spiritual body in this beautiful black suit!