My Ode to the Black Man


You’re more than just another r.i.p. hashtag,

more than pants that sag,

You’re more than the block u grew up on,

More like a king,

Keeping your people under your wing,

Still showing strength,

Riding on your own wavelength,

when you get beat down,

but rarely built up,


Keep moving forward,

Keep your pride,

Hold your head high,

When push comes to shove,

Always remember…you’re loved.