Being a black man is a feeling
Not something anyone can see.
A feeling only you as a black man know
A feeling you can’t hold, can’t control,
Can’t express.

Because in a black community, any form
Of expression is discouraged. Being a black
Man, you don’t get to cry, be depressed or
Have anxiety

What is that? You simply get to be put to
Bed by being told “You have a bad attitude,
You are rude, you are full of complaints,
And you don’t appreciate”

Being a black man is about having strength…
Strength you were supposed to have gained
From your ancestors… or you are classified
As weak. A black man could be a dead-man
Walking and no one would know…

A black man turns to suicide for expression,
And prays his soul can dance or sing to God’s