February: Black History Season

The history of Black People,
And all of our People should be celebrated
Year-round: every day, week, month, and decade.
The celebration must go on unabated,
All the time. The first couple,
Ever existed, had dark skin, said
Many credible historians,
Archeologists and great citizens.
The month of February is evidently too short.
Twenty-eight days are not enough,
To commemorate our brave people, who've fought
And defeated ignorance and slavery.
Three hundred and sixty-five days are not enough,
To honor the struggle of the Slaves who were brought
To different parts of the world. A century
Is not enough. Many centuries are not enough.
We need, every day of the almanac,
To celebrate, to remember the first Black
Couple, our Ancestors,
Our Brothers and Sisters.

Copyright© January 2017 Logerie Hebert, all rights reserved
Hebert Logerie is the author of several books of poems.

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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