to listen to Blackman Preach read this poem.
stature man once told me
I have the voice of many
by his gray lazy pupils
a reflection of history’s past
holding his staff—he paralleled it
explained the journeys
the lives lost in our advance toward
change & equality
must not forget the sacrifices
our ancestors—for to forget
as all of us
time to resurrect the spirits of
the dead and gone
women & children, so,
not die but live in our hears & minds forever.
preceeding poem is included in Blackman Preach's self published
chapbook titled, "The State of the Ghetto Address."
here to listen to Blackman Preach read this poem.
BlackCommentator.com Spoken Word Columnist, Poet Blackman Preach (Cedric
T. Bolton), is a poet (spoken word artist) and producer, born
in Pascagoula, Mississippi
and raised in Paterson,
New Jersey. Cedric received his Bachelor of
Arts degree from Western Washington University and currently
resides, with his wife, in Syracuse, New
York. He is the Founder of Poetic
Black Fusion, a writers' workshop that provides access and opportunities
to poets of African Ancestry living in Central
New York. He is also the co-founder of Voices
Merging, a student-run poetry organization (spoken word) at
the University of Minnesota that provides a social outlet for
undergraduate students to develop as writers, network and express
themselves on stage. He has been writing poetry for 14 years
and is published in the Ethnic Student
The Spokesman Recorder,
and St. Cloud Times.
here to contact Blackman Preach