This seeks to capture the black stirrings, deep within me, that wells up momentarily when i contemplate this major world event...thus the ambigously paradoxical title

God be with the President of Presidents

Black isn't ...
Black is what?

Black isn't beautiful
Black is ugly

Black isn't powerful
Black is weak

Black isn't sweet
Black is bitter

Black isn't good
Black is evil

Black isn't freeborn
Black is slave

Black isn't blessed
Black is bastard

Black isn't courageous
Black is cowardly

Black isn't graceful
Black is detasteful

Black isn't brilliant
Black is dormant

Black isn't progressive
Black is retrogressive

Black isn't haven
Black is hell

Black isn't legend
Black is Barack!

Poetry by chuma okafor
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Written on 2009-04-09 at 14:52

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ngaio Beck
Time marches inexorably to truth, and befouls the lies and ignorance. Interesting and innovative presentation

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
nicely done. This election was historic no matter the political leanings of either side. I applaud your poetry.