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by Cynth'ya Lewis

Wednesday, February 21, 2007
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Some will say that Lincoln couldn't stand black people, and was no real hero. Some will say he soft-soaped the issue of slavery and screwed a nation for generations. Some will say that's why he got shot. What do you say?

what is blak?

it it a color? . . . an attitude?
a nasty stain that racism fail'd to erase
with the Jim Crow etch-a-sketch?. . .

is blak an exotic social moment
in a tanning booth that creates a temporary
state of being pretty in the eyes of those who wish not to be?

is blak insanity in certain circles and the wisdom of ages in the minds of those who reveal what politicians dare to ignore? is blak a fake eyelash that blinks in the face of intellectual challenge that rocks the foundation of Lincoln's lies?

what about blak earth that hides the diamond stone salivat'd over by so many gypsies tramps and well-dress'd thieves?  . . . is my blak lacking, or is this a nation where the slightest mention of  blak is far too inconvenient to regret?

© 2007 cynth'ya lewis reed. . . an American who is Proud to Be Black in a most confused land. . . . all rights reserv’d.

History note: Lincoln is thought of as the Great Emancipator, but he thought of the African race as one that was inferior and unsuitable to live in a while society. Because he did not successfully carry out his plan of black colonization, it is rather easy to skip that section of his history. However, even only days prior to his assassination, he asked General Benjamin F. Butler to study the possibility of shipping the blacks to another location. Even after the failure of earlier attempts, Lincoln still desired the separation of the white and black races. During a speech at Cincinnati in September of 1859, Lincoln stated that "there is room enough for us all to be free," but he wished the blacks to live freely on another land mass.—[From Earnest Sevier Cox, Lincoln's Negro
 Lincoln flip flopped.
Pay particular attention to the ead the second half of the Emancipation "imitation" freedom document and all the states that could still own human property less than 145 years ago.  

What Your Kids Won't Learn About Abe
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Reviewed by jeanne watson 2/24/2007
Excellent write ...

..of course ... being a child of the 50's and a teen of the 60's "real" truth in history books was very absent. Thanks goodness and God Bless those voices who demanded to be heard ... those faces who demanded to be known . . .

... never stop writing and revealing...


Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/22/2007
powerful write, cynth'ya; very well done! be proud of who you are; i am!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/22/2007
Blak is who you are, Cynth'ya: be proud of who you are. I am. You're my sister. You're my mentor. You're my kind of poet--and I'm honored to know YOU! A most powerful, thought provoking piece, excellently penned.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/22/2007
i stand and applaud the creative-ness
the true information given
and the heart
enjoyed you very much here
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/22/2007
Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George Thompson 2/22/2007
This is a sad part of our history and you've turned a political issue into a poem--as many poets are prone to do. Excellent write!
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 2/22/2007
excellent closing. good write. Perlman's article is very interesting re colonization. thanks for posting
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi Benyehu (Reader) 2/22/2007



Catholics, Episcopalians and other Christian Denominations of the Romam Empire.

I did enjoy the reading of "blak".

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 2/22/2007
Intersting write Cynthia, nice formatting, you've brought up some issues that I am eager to look a little closer at them than in the past...I am in agreement with Kimmy, I am also one that believes in standing up for all races, for we are all God's children. Great informative write!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 2/21/2007
Interesting and worth looking into, for I am one who stands up for all races, and I live my life accordingly to uphold anyone, anywhere, anytime for the same privledges as anyone else!
Thanks for sharing this...Cynth'ya
Love and Peace~
P.S. I wrote a poem called "White Duck, Black Ducks...check it out sometime!
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