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Saturday, February 22, 2014

IN MEMORY OF

Amiri Baraka  aka Le Roi Jones   (1934-2014)

His method and style of writing Black poetry was scalding. It was confrontational and shocking. His poems screamed "wake-up" to all who read them. His voice WAS, and still REMAINS, the TRUE VOICE of Black Poetry.

To read his bio and a sample of his words click this link poets.org and search his name.

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                                                  NO TEARS
                                            (for Amiri Baraka)


HE WAS OF ALL THINGS
A BLACK TOUR DE FORCE
BEHIND THE PROGRESS OF
THE IMPETUS OF
THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT
HE WAS NO
ANGEL NO BULL
A BLACK PRINCE
FROM THE STREETS OF
HARLEM PAST
POET LAUREATE OF NEWARK
HOME-TOWN HERO
'TIL DEATH DID HE PART
AND THE HATERS REJOICED
THEY DID
THEY SHED NO TEARS
IN THE END







1 comment:

  1. As is normal, some people loved him and some did not, but his contributions to history cannot be denied. May he rest in peace.

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