NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

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Nikki Giovanni Speaking at Emory University

(Sharing a poem by Nikki Giovanni shared on Facebook by friend Jonathan Mitchican)

Revolutionary Dreams

I used to dream militant dreams
of taking over america to show
these white folks
how it should be done

I used to dream radical dreams
of blowing everyone away
with my perceptive powers
of correct analysis

I even used to think I’d be the one
to stop the riot and
negotiate the peace

then I awoke and dug
that if I dreamed natural
dreams of being a natural
woman doing what a woman

does when she’s natural

I would have a revolution.

Nikki Giovanni

 

For more detail about the poet see Nikki Giovanni Wikipedia

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