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Black History Month Poetry:  "Don't Let it be a Mystery"

DON'T LET IT BE A MYSTERY  **

by Brian T. Williams

Parents talk to ur kids don't let it be a mystery.....
Don't be afraid to let them know their OWN BLACK HISTORY.

Even though families come from different lands....
Don't be afraid to hold someone else's hands.

We all know OLD BLACK HISTORY it came and went...
Now we have NEW BLACK HISTORY a WORLD CHANGING EVENT...
The election of our FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT.

Treat people with respect,like u want to be treated...
With respect in return u will always be greeted.

God has blessed us all being here today....
For he is OUR GUIDING LIGHT,SHOWING US THE WAY.

Black people have come far but there is still room to grow...
Channel all negative energy into positive as u go.

Life can be short,but it can be long for some...
So live life to the fullest,but also have fun.

And get off that path/stop following zeroes...
Get on the one that produces nothing but HEROES.

So Parents talk to ur kids don't let it be a mystery...
LET THEM KNOW THEY ARE "OUR FUTURE" MAKING
NEW BLACK HISTORY.


** Poem read at Uphams Corner Library Open Mic on 2/19/13


| Copyright © 2013 Brian T. Williams - All Rights Reserved |



Meet Brian T. Williams

Uphams Corner News discovered Brian at the Open Mic Poetry reading on Feb 19, 2013.  He was truly the delight of the group because of a special way that he ends most of his poems - in rhyme inviting you - reminding you WHO the author is of the poetry.  Always made the group laugh.

Brian has a couple nicknames:  "Sugar Bear" from the cereal SugarCrisp "because I was so sweet," or so he says.  They also called him (back in the day) "Fat Dough."  That's when, in the '80's he had a lot of $ (money).

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Growing up in the Missionhill projects has left an indelible memory and a deep caring for the youth of Boston.  He came from a single parent home where his mom raised eight (count them 8) young 'uns. 

He started writing poetry in 2005 with a friend's funeral and since then, has written at least 25-30 poems for the people of Missionhill who have passed away.

Also to his name, he counts the following accolades:
  • Guest poet for 8th grade students at the Edwards Middle School in Charlestown
  • Guest speaker for fundraisers for The Smart From The Start Community Childrens Program in Boston
  • Guest poet at The Mission Main Community Black History Event Thursday 2/21/2013 which had a recordbreaking crowd
  • Has written numerous poems for his church, The Tabernacle Of Praise in Randolph
Currently, Brian is working with Tony Rose who just received a NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR HIS LITERARY WORK "OBAMA TALKS BACK"


Posted: February 23 2013     Nancy J Conrad


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