The Beauty of Black Love

The Beauty of Black Love

The Beauty of Black Love to Heal a Country in Peril

 America do you want to know how to make America great?
 Then respect the beauty of black love again
As many Americans scurry for answers towards diversity and how to best appropriate the political disgrace exhibited by the conservative regimens; communities are forging together more than ever previously seen.

 

 Withstanding, Black America continues towards the trajectory of protecting its cultural customs of uniquely maintaining ethnic togetherness. Exceptionally for eight years we had the most profound public example of black love. This beautiful relationship exhibited from former President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama gave further credence towards the unbreakable bonds and fervency of black love.

The black family loves hard and protects even harder thus in order to make America great again according to the nations new leaders tag line; we must begin again to look unto black love as the matriarch of societal healing.

 

Case in Point America…Black folks fight to love revolutionary style; while rebelling against systematic stages of inclusion to keep intact the beauty of black love and its culture that exposes the sentimentality of resiliency and gentleness. Alongside the bravery of righteous anger sits the sweetness of child-like faith.

 

With courage,  reviewing the narrative of black love, the black family, the black community as a pillar of strength for generations keenly unaware of the power of black love to transform and define the success of a country sorely in need of its rich heritage of solvency.

 

More importantly black love; signifies the significance of developing communal accountability within the realms of fortifying neighborhoods and communities longing for repair. Through art, poetry, music, dance, profound intelligence and collective creativity black love creates a circle of healing as the decay of unconditional love dissipates like dust particles in the desert.

 

Moreover, America if you want to make America great again… then respect the beauty of black love again. Recognizing the authenticity of a people to offer salvation in a world in need of baptizing.

 

 

The Beauty of Black Love

America do you want to know how to make America great?

Then respect the beauty of black love again

With the forces of revolutionary resilience

Proceed in taking the hand of the badgered black man

Watching the locking on to his long locks with the power fist

Of his black woman’s softened wrists

America do you want to know how to make America great?

Then respect the beauty of black love again

Consider ways to kiss the deflated chests of the very women

Whose breast became the wet nurse for privileged nose bleeders named, John, Steve, and Dear old Donald J.

Black women surviving rape from angry white men touching her with his tortured hate

America do you want to know how to make America great?

Then respect the beauty of black love again

Exact executive orders that peril the emancipation of provisional hearts

Mocked by menacing fools while their feet dangle from underneath the covers of your rancid mark

America do you want to know how to make America great?

Then respect the beauty of black love again

Sit at the table of former slave’s sons and daughters, cousins, and nephews

And listen to their black love spill over hot tea and biscuits

Sip the warm soup made from the stoves of brown heated

Soul Love;

Take a seat at black Moses’s table be the chair that deciphers the pillow talk of black folk

Sweetly say thank you to the parents of Treyvon Martin

For showing this world another picture of black love

Before Barack and Michelle Obama this indeed existed

Grandpa’s fanning at big mama’s grave

Big mama serving up swift words of knowledge

From the history of her “Negro” lips

Blowing kisses of unreserved joy

Gifting property plowed from the dirty feet of babies with made up last names

These same babies whence we call “grown ass” men and women now know how to make black love on front porches like their parents once did

Listening to storytellers forging songs by whistling in the air to deaf dogs

Sniffing their wet noses to the ground looking for black girls who left hand fist pump from the weight of her black daddy’s unbought pride

America do you want to know how to make America great?

Then respect the beauty of black love again, black love again.
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Salaam Green, 2016 Poet Laureate for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Writer, Poet, Social Justice Activist-founder of Literary Healing Arts. Follow her on Instagram @beautifulblackpoetry and FB @ Red Couch Writers, and Twitter @ salaamgreen1, blogs @www.literaryhealingarts.com. Salaam is a contributor at the Mighty and has written for Bust, Elephant Journal, Black Coffy, Your Tango, The Birmingham Times, I am the F-Bomb, Al.com and more.

 

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