Black poetry is used to express all of the issues in the community. Black poetry can often be seen and heard in places that feature open microphones where poetry artists display their talents. Black poetry is my favorite type of poetry because it relates to the current issues that I face everyday. Black poetry is even found in rap music and can be used to write rhythm and blues. Black poetry expresses the pain that is found in many Black communities.
In my book The Marks Left Behind, an expression of Black poetry is used to communicate the problems that we face in the past and present. I used real life experiences to create short stories in my book. The Marks Left Behind is a very powerful and emotional book that will take you on a ride into the very heart of the African American community and put you face to face with the realities of current Black struggles. I started writing Black poetry after a friend of mine was killed nearly twenty years ago coming out of a night club where he had been in an argument. He decided that the best thing to do was to walk away. I was devastated by his death and started writing poetry to express the things in life that really touched my heart.
Perhaps now you can see how Black poetry is the heart and soul of Black expression and will continue to be used as one of the greatest forms of African American expression. For more Black poetry, you can get your own copy of The Marks Left Behind.