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Thursday, January 5, 2017

THURSDAY POETRY PROMPT

WRITE A "MOVIE INSPIRED" POEM



A Spike Lee Joint


It made me
Want to riot, strike back at
Society on my block, those
Who did not approve of
Famous Black faces hanging
On the wall of Sal's neighborhood
Pizza parlor.
Figures like Jackie Robinson,
Althea Gibson and Paul Laurence Dunbar,
Luminaries all.
But even so, even though they may
Concede eventually,
We still got to fight,
Fight the powers that be, and
Always Do The Right Thing.
But please don't,
Don't throw a garbage can
Through my shop window,
Me Black too.








***Prompt as posted by R.L. Brewer's "Poetic Asides" blog



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