Poetry Being Black

Evergreen

Have you ever seen green grass

through white winter snow?

 

Such determination to survive

in hostile surroundings.

 

Such strength to battle odds

that have taken most down.

 

Such dignity to remain proud

in a place supposedly wrong.

 

Have you ever seen green grass

through the white winter show?

 

Have you ever seen a Black face

smiling in America?

 

Then you have seen the greenest grass

Through the whitest winter snow.