Poetry

I REJOICE IN ME – poem

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I REJOICE IN ME I rejoice in being a black man… In being one of the most powerful creatures on earth. I instil fear, by walking down a street or entering an elevator. I am held in awe by women of all colors for my beauty and strength. I am respected, even by my enemies [...]

Windows – poem

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I don’t like windows Most people see a window and they pay it no mind I look at a window and I feel pain I’m reminded of a time When we both were standing on the window sill You looking in, and I looking out. We knew we had to jump. One after the other [...]

What is it to be a Black woman?

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Am I just the embodiment of sweets come to life
the toffee, chocolate, and caramel in walking form?

Poetry night

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Poetry is an art that is often considered an old-fashioned idea. Something that belongs in the era of the Middle Ages, or to the turn of the 20th century. But such a view would be incorrect. Every Thursday in Binghamton, New York, at the Belmar Bar and on various days in cities actross the nation [...]

Poetry reading: I Rejoice In Me

Friday, March 26th, 2010

I will be presenting videos by the Binghamton University Poetry Slam team shortly, but I wanted to start off with a bonus I had from the reading at the Belmar bar. After the Slam had finished, Khamal [pronounced KHA-mal] took the opportunity to read one of my favorite poems that I wrote a few years [...]

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