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I Am Black History

The future of my ancestry

By Joe PattersonPublished 2 months ago โ€ข Updated 2 months ago โ€ข 1 min read
I Am Black History
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I am Black History. The spirit living in man. Every bone in my body is the beginning of man.

I am Black History. I come from kings and queens who built empires out of ashes and fire.

I am Black History. My ancestors came to this country in chains and every ounce of their past pain paved the way for my future gain.

I am Black History. A cold hard fact who brings truth to light and always leading the fight.

I am Black History. A duality of beauty and beast. I fought wars of flames, guns and bullets with peace.

I am Black History. I make a strong fist with a mighty hand. I make impacts whether I sit down or take a stand.

I am Black History. When I'm up to my nose in mud I remember I am blessed with royal blood.

I am Black History. Though the world has shrouded my history in mystery I will still have the victory.

I am Black History. Some think my legacy is devil-sent, but its Heaven sent clothed in melanin.

I am Black History. No matter how hard life may seem, I'm still a testament to my ancestor's dreams.

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About the Creator

Joe Patterson

Hi I'm Joe Patterson. I am a writer at heart who is a big geek for film, music, and literature, which have all inspired me to be a writer. I rap, write stories both short and long, and I'm also aspiring to be an author and a filmmaker.

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  • Devyn Sharel2 months ago

    Love it!

  • Andre The First2 months ago

    Beautifully written!

  • Very well written

  • Chua Yuan Heng2 months ago

    Progressive thoughts you have there. Nice poem.

  • Mike j2 months ago

    I love this

  • Pranav Dhamala2 months ago

    The power you're expressing is really impressive

  • Allie Bickerton2 months ago

    Powerful use of repetition! As I read this, I could envision you reciting it in front of a live audience. Congrats on Top Story!

  • C. H. Richard2 months ago

    Powerful and impactful! Well done and congratulations on Top story โค๏ธ

  • Great job ๐Ÿ‘ congratulations on the Top Story

  • CA2 months ago

    The rhythm, power, and scope of this is fantastic. Well done, and congratulations!

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  • Dana Stewart2 months ago

    Powerful. Congratulations on Top Story!

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  • Misty Rae2 months ago

    This is excellent! It resonated with me so much! I'm descended from stolen Africans who wound up on a SC rice plantation. One of them was Paris O'Ree, who at 15, ran away, joined the British, and gained his passage to Canada. Without that act of bravery, I wouldn't be here today to read your poem. The sad thing is none of this was ever taught to me. I had to figure it out for myself. Congratulations on your well-deserved top story. You are indeed Black History and I'm sure your ancestors are proud.

  • Wow Joe fantastic! Congratulations as well!!

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Congrats, Joe

  • ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸŽฏ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŸ

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    Congratulations on Top Story, Joe!!

  • Okay, and I'm right back to say, Congratulations on Top Story!!!

  • Simeon Mogaka2 months ago

    So good, proud of you

  • I love how everything from your title to subtitle to poem have a great dichotomy from past to future while covering the present.

  • Excellent words and congratulations on your Top Story

  • ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸคŽOutstanding work โ—โ—โ—โ—

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