The Melanin Poem

Updated on April 14, 2019
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I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Melanin
Melanin

What is your stance in life?

Do you want to live or die?

How the hell do you want to be?

Do you want to laugh or cry?

Will you hustle to make it from the slum?

Or will you give up and choose grave and the gun?

How will your child remember you?

Will he feel proud thinking about what you do?

Will you leave him to the streets and the men in blue?

Or will you love and care him like a real father do?

The rhythm of the world is yours man

The vibrations of melanin no one else will understand

You don’t have to become a government statistic anymore

You were built from a lineage of greatness and so much more

Ye father of blackness, hold thy son hand and let him be awake

Ye mother of blackness, honor your husband and let the Union be great

Children of the sun, love thy self and your brothers

Be the protector of the children and grandmothers

The sun shines and glows diamonds upon your skin

Brother, sister, next of kin.

Be the great nation, the nation truly ordained

Lift yourself up and show the world how true kings reign.

© 2019 Clive Williams

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      John Hansen 

      7 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Nice poem Clive. I liked it.

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      Clive Williams 

      7 months ago from Jamaica

      Blessing to you Eric

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      Clive Williams 

      7 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Flourish the online song bird.

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      Clive Williams 

      7 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Ruby

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      Clive Williams 

      7 months ago from Jamaica

      It does Pam...it does.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I enjoyed this poem Clive, as it had several thruths in it that we should remember.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a poem that should be posted in every school. Teach them when they're young and they will not depart. Wonderful Clive!!!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      7 months ago from USA

      I enjoyed this

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      Eric Dierker 

      7 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hoorah! this must be recited. Perhaps no king in our midst. So we strive. Bring it on brothers and sisters.

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