A Collection of Unity Poetry

by Monique Nicole Fox



"DO WE?"

DO WE NEED SATAN
     the evil one
     the adversary
     the prince of darkness
     the father of lies
     the enemy
     the lucifer
     the mephistopheles
     the devil
     the demon
     the monarch of hell
     the archfiend
DO WE NEED HATING

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"EVIL LIVES"

EVIL MANIFESTED
    mass graves in Bosnia
    broken bodies in Oklahoma city bombing
    twisted wasteland images of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    slavery in America
EVIL DETESTED

EVIL FACED
    serial killers
    maniacal despots
    ruthless genocide
    sociopaths like Hitler
EVIL DISGRACED

EVIL DRIVE
    horrors perpetuated by the nazis
    Stalin, Mao, Pol pot bespeak inhuman appetite
    murder everyday in the news
    raping of bodies and emotional tranquility
EVIL ALIVE

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"ZEBRA LAND"

Black and white go hand in hand
Black and white sometimes don't understand
     black and white tv's
     black and white business attire
     black and white apartment color schemes
     black and white shoes
     black and white books
     black and white towels
     black and white newspapers
     black and white dogs
     black and white cats
     black and white whatever
Togetherness and harmony is grand
Peace and unity should rule the land
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"LIFE'S MAKE-UP CASE"

Life is like a woman's make-up case
     many shades of eye shadow & eye liner
     many colors of lipstick & lip liner
     many tones of foundation
     many hues of blush
Many cultures but one human race
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"THE ROOT"

Skin is like soil
That people love to ponder & toil
    And try to dehumanize & demoralize
    Yet you can still organize
    Yet you can still strategize
    Yet you can still conceptualize
    That the power is truth internalize
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"ONE RACE"

One color should matter: GREEN
      not black     not red
      not white     not yellow
So much emphasis on color: OBSCENE
      not black     not red
      not white     not yellow
We all are a human: BEING
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"LET'S LEARN"

LET'S LEARN TO APPRECIATE EACH OTHER
    for everything we do every day
    for sustaining joint energy and commitment in a special way
LET'S LEARN TO NURTURE NOT SMOTHER

LET'S LEARN TO APPRECIATE LIFE FOR IT IS SHORT
    for one day you are here and the next you are dead
    for one day you are a baby being fed
    for one day you may be stabbed blood red
LET'S LEARN TO BUILD A HAPPY HOME FORT

LET'S LEARN TO LOVE NOT HATE
    for we all are human and feel
    for we all are god's children and that is real
    for we all need to get rid of sin, pray and kneel
    for we all need to get better and take an anti-prejudice pill
LET'S LEARN TO UNDERSTAND AND EQUATE
LET'S DO IT NOW AND DON'T HESITATE
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"MS. EBONY"

Having the color of soot or coal
Having the power to achieve my goal
Having the identity, body, and soul
Having the color of hard dark wood

Having the color of ebony
Having the knowledge to get a degree
Having such hue is ecstasy

Having the characteristics of brown to black pigmentation
Having a strong black heritage and relation
Having pride and so much elation

Having dignity and substance
Having an opportunity and chance
Having a graceful stride and prance
I thank god and dance
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"I'M"

I'm a black woman
Full of pride
My brown skin I'll never hide

I'm a black woman
Full of grace
I'm proud of my people
I'm proud of my race
I'm blessed with good health
And a pretty face

I'm a black woman
Trying to succeed
Always doing my best
To do a good deed

I'm a black woman
Trying to pave my way
I want a good life
Somehow, someday

I'm a black woman
Endowed with faith and hope
Through road blocks and obstacles I can cope
I'm determined to make it up the corporate rope

I'm a black woman
Proud of universal place
World open your arms
Take me - - embrace
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"BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL"

Black is often referred to as dark and depressing
Being of dark to light brown achromatic hues is a blessing
A lifetime outer package--a lifetime coat or dressing

Characterized by intense ill will or spite
Then why do whites try to tan their skin by sunlight
Black is always used in a negative way
    BLACKEYE
    BLACK DEATH
    BLACK LIST
    BLACKOUT
    BLACKMAIL
    BLACK MARKET
    BLACK WATER FEVER
    AND BLACK VOMIT
Creating bad images with word play
I would never change my color not even for one day
Don't let people poison your mind okay
Black is beautiful is what I say
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A Collection of Unity Poetry by Monique Nicole Fox

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