Thursday, March 14, 2013

Men of Expression: "Look At Me"

The goal is this article was to reach out to our inner city youth to encourage them that they can live above the negative influences that may surround them.  As the saying goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover, and nor should a man be judged by his color.  As black men, people placing judgments upon us are inevitable; however these stereo-types and stigmas do not have to determine who and what we can become.  Poet Ed Bowman urges the audience to open their eyes wide in this poem titled...Look At Me    

Look At Me

Look at me………  And tell me what you see

Do you see the success story that I will one day be?

Or do you see the stereo-types and stigmas that society paints on me?

Look at me….And tell me what you see

Do you see another future incarcerated black male who is destine to fail?

Do you see another fatherless child who finds it hard to smile

LOOK AT ME !!! And tell me what you see

Do you see a young man who’s full of ambition and thrust for attention?

BUT NO MATTER HOW LOUD HE SHOUT…….No one will listen

Look at me……. And tell me what you see

Do you see a young man who will never win,

because at life’s every turn….. He meets a dead end

LOOK AT ME…….And tell me what you see

DO YOU SEE MY FRUSTRATION……….?

DO YOU SEE MY AGGRIVATION………?

BUT ABOVE ALL…… DO YOU SEE MY DETERMINATION?

LOOK AT ME…… I DON”T CARE WHAT YOU SEE!

BECAUSE WHEN I LOOK IN THE MIRROR I CAN ONLY SEE ME!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Greeting….wonderful article.. increase my knowledge and thank you.. regards

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