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The Melanin Poem

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



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


John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 16, 2019:

Nice poem Clive. I liked it.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 15, 2019:

Blessing to you Eric

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 15, 2019:

Thanks Flourish the online song bird.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 15, 2019:

Thanks Ruby

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 15, 2019:

It does Pam...it does.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 15, 2019:

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

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 15, 2019:

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

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 15, 2019:

I enjoyed this

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 14, 2019:

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

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