A Poem in Honour of Black History Month 2020

A Poem in Honour of Black History Month 2020

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I’m not a colour
I’m a revolution
Embrace me fully
And let’s end this commotion!
I’m not a threat
I’m an inspiration
Engage with me
And let’s change the constitution!
I’m not weak
I was born to strengthen every generation
Come with me
To a more beautiful destination!

Open your eyes, your heart and your mind
You’ll learn a few things that will make you more kind
And Kindness itself is a treasure to find

The darker the berry
The sweeter the juice
The darker the night sky
The brighter the stars
The darker the veggies
The more potent the nutrients

The opposite of light isn’t blackness
The opposite of light is darkness
The opposite of happy isn’t blackness
The opposite of happy is sadness
The opposite of wise isn’t blackness
The opposite of wise is foolishness
The opposite of sanity isn’t blackness
The opposite of sanity is madness

It’s time to end the darkness!
It’s time to end the sadness!
It’s time to end this foolishness!
It’s time to end this madness!

Open your eyes, your heart and your mind
You’ll learn a few things that will make you more kind
And Kindness itself is a treasure to find

I’m not a colour
I’m a decision
A decision to live, to love, to endure
I’m not a threat
I’m an invitation
An invitation to learn, to hear, to see there’s more
I’m not weak
I am transformation
Transformation that grows through the frustration
Of half truths, little white lies and the ongoing cessation
To rise up and shine
To enrich like red wine
To flourish without paying a fine
To dare to win and not whine
To refuse to decline like cheap wine
But to recline in the loving arms of The Divine


This poem was penned by Peju, a maths and English tutor with Newman Tuition. To book a lesson with her, or one of our other excellent tutors, please call us on 020 3198 8006, email us at [email protected], or complete the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page.

 

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