A Young Black Prince Dream

By HC

Young black prince
living in a world
that don’t recognize your presence,
your existence feeling
the wrath of your resistance,
seeing the hate in your eyes
from morning and evening news lies.

Young black prince,
the odds are against you
but you have to hold strong
like a clenched black fist,
mighty enough to turn
your past into existence
from a prince to a king!

A young black prince dream!

7 Comments

  1. Allie Baldwin on November 20, 2018 at 1:39 PM

    You clench your fist, not only for you, but for all of your brothers and sisters. Hold strong and be tender in the right places. Excellent writing! Keep going…

  2. Molly Argersinger on February 15, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    As I read your poem, HC, I find myself wanting to ask you questions. What does it mean to you to be a prince, a king? What do those look like for you? Is the “hate in your eyes” real or are you not full of hate but are labeled so by the “news lies”? What do you think you’ll have to do to “turn your past”? Will it mainly mean using “a clenched black fist” or will you have to unclench that fist to allow yourself to receive something or grasp the open hand of another?
    It feels like you’re weathering a storm, waiting for the chance to burst forth. Will it be the dazzling but short-lived burst of fireworks or the breaking through of a seed that will slowly grow into a beautiful flower or majestic tree?
    Thank you for sharing your work with me. I will remember you in my prayers.

  3. Lynn gogg on February 19, 2019 at 6:17 AM

    So beautiful yet hauntingly sad

  4. Kayelynn on April 15, 2020 at 5:39 PM

    Dear HC,

    Excellent piece. It’s sad to see the opposition young black men face to grow in this modern-day world, but you’re providing a wonderful message by reminding them to stay strong and don’t let your oppressors take away your pride, dignity, and potential!

  5. Jocelyn Matos on April 28, 2020 at 5:28 PM

    Catchy! I see you king. Fight the good fight. Justice is a matter of life and death.

  6. Kiara on May 15, 2020 at 9:13 PM

    With everything going on the world right now this is a poem young black men need to read. Keep holding strong. Amazing job on the poem. Simple yet straightforward.

  7. Clifford on November 20, 2020 at 5:47 PM

    Hc your poem goes into depth about a strong topic, very powerful message.

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