Black is.....

Black is...

IT WAS THE START IN TIME,

THAT CREATION DISRUPTED.

IT WAS THE WOMB OF US,

THAT LIFE CORUPTED....

IT IS THE PEACEFUL NIGHT,

THAT DAYLIGHT SENDS.

IT IS THE OLD MAN'S VISION,

THAT WAITS AT LIFE'S END....

IT IS THE POWERFUL WING OF THE RAVEN,

THAT QUETLY SAORS.

IT IS THE DEEP THROAT OF THE LION,

THAT ROYALLY ROARS....

IT IS THE WONDEROUS BEAUTY,

OF A MANKINDS' PEOPLES SKIN.

IT IS THE EVIL OF MEN,

THAT LURKS WITHIN...

IT IS MANY THINGS TO OTHERS,

THAT ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE,

IT IS THE PEACE THAT MANY SEEM TO SHARE,

THAT MANY CONNOT SEE.

IT IS THE BEGINNING OF A DAY,

THAT GOES INTO THE NIGHT.

IT IS A GLORIOUS VIEW,

THAT REQUIRES NO SIGHT.

IT IS THE END,

IT IS THE BEGINNING.

IT HAS BEEN FOREVER,

IT IS FOREVER WINNING...BLACK IS!

This poem is a poem selection written by Harold Murphy. This poem is his contribution to the Unbroken Chain of Black Poetry and the Black History Month of 2021.