Honor The Past and Prepare For The Future

May 4, 2013
By iDani-iBeauty SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
iDani-iBeauty SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
- Failure Is Only The Opportunity To Begin Again, Only This Time More Wisely
- Henry Ford -


From centuries ago to present day
We honor those who've paved the way
From freedom fighters including the youth
To Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth

Back when slaves were being shipped from overseas
And forced to pick cotton and tobacco leaves
While many slaves fought for the right to be free
Some wrote about it like Booker T
And those who opposed began to kill,
Many innocents including Emmett Till
Those who weren't killed were eventually arrested
Like Rosa Parks who peacefully protested

But thanks to every great leader and brave resident
Our African-American history has led to America's first black president
As I prepare for the future, I honor the past
I know the achievements of our African-American heritage will last.


The author's comments:
Reminiscing about everything my ancestors have gone through really made me appreciate the things I have today. I hope people will understand that if our ancestors can change history together, we can definitely do the same today. I hope people are really inspired from my poem.

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on May. 21 2013 at 4:01 pm
iDani-iBeauty SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
- Failure Is Only The Opportunity To Begin Again, Only This Time More Wisely
- Henry Ford -

- Thanks For The Feedback !

on May. 21 2013 at 5:51 am
Rebecca.xx BRONZE, Springboro, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
-Edgar Allan Poe
(this summarizes my life)

It's poem was definitely moving. I like that you managed to include many historical figures. The picture was great too! My one suggestion would be to try and write a poem in different format- I noticed both of your poems have a rhyme scheme, and while sometimes that's great it can sometimes prevent your creativity and rawness that you really want in those poems.

on May. 16 2013 at 5:11 pm
iDani-iBeauty SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
- Failure Is Only The Opportunity To Begin Again, Only This Time More Wisely
- Henry Ford -

- Thank You Very Much ! :)

OlveraJorge1 said...
on May. 16 2013 at 9:58 am
Very well written and I love the title to this! 

on May. 15 2013 at 8:43 pm
iDani-iBeauty SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
- Failure Is Only The Opportunity To Begin Again, Only This Time More Wisely
- Henry Ford -

- Your Comment Was So Inspiring! Every Word That You Said Is So True And I Hope You Really Related To The Poem Even Though You Are Not African-American . These Types Of Things Actually Happened All Over The World .  Thanks For The Feedback ! :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 15 2013 at 6:50 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'm not black, but I know racism and discrimination. I know what's that like, maybe not as great on a scale as black people have felt it though. Definitely not. This speaks for all who have suffered prejudice. I think it's a great way to honor those people who didn't let prejudice prevent them from achieving thr rights our sountry has now. We may not be prejusdice-free yet...But I think with more people like this, our future can become that prejudice-free world. A world that doesn't care about color or anything else. To me, comedy is the only color I see. Heard that from a morning radio show. 

on May. 15 2013 at 4:51 pm
iDani-iBeauty SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
- Failure Is Only The Opportunity To Begin Again, Only This Time More Wisely
- Henry Ford -

- Lol ! Thanks For The Feedback :)

Ricoo22 BRONZE said...
on May. 15 2013 at 4:19 pm
Ricoo22 BRONZE, Grundy, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
For every dark night there is a brighter day- 2pac
There is a reason your heart is on the left because its not always right- wiz khalifa

That was good, haha. I'm not black lol but that was creative writing.

on May. 12 2013 at 10:34 pm
iDani-iBeauty SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
- Failure Is Only The Opportunity To Begin Again, Only This Time More Wisely
- Henry Ford -

-Thanks Sooo Much For Your Feedback ! I Really Appreciate It !

on May. 12 2013 at 10:23 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Represent!!! Now, that my friend, was insprational. I love the rhyming: very creative. I actually used this picture in one of my pieces. Great job!!!! if you have time, feedback needed on my end too, jut choose anything you like if you have time, cuz i would really appreciate if you read my stuff. :) Amazing job. Keep rockin


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