For Black Fathers

I Write. You Write. Book of Poetry which encompass poems that delight, highlights and bring insights to everyday issues of life. Written by Poet Charmaine Allwood-Hanson. Here’s a piece dedicated to black fathers.

BLACK FATHERS

SUPPORT YOUR WIVES AND BABY MOTHERS

THEY HAVE BEEN WAITING ON YOU FOR A WHILE

THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT AT ALL TIMES

DESIST FROM YOUR SELF EXILE

BE A PARENT, FOSTER YOUR CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT

BE A POSITIVE VOICE, GIVE THEM UPLIFTMENT

SO MANY OF OUR YOUTHS, BOYS SPECIFICALLY BUT GIRLS TOO

NO MALE ROLE MODELS THEY CAN PURSUE

 THEY HAVE NO ONE TO LOOK TO

THEY NEED YOUR ASSURANCE; THEY NEED TO FEEL VALUED

YOUR ABSENTEEISM IS DISTURBING THE MISSION

CAUSING OUR MALES TO BE PLACED IN JAILS AND PRISONS

BRING ABOUT A NEW VISION, IMPROVE THEIR LIVING CONDITIONS

WE NEED TO RAISE DISTINGUISHED MEN

GIVE THEM A FUTURE, AND NOT A DEAD-END

GUIDE THEM, ON WAYS TO BE A MAN

TEACH THEM TO RESPECT WOMEN

OUR BLACK BOYS AND GIRLS NEED LOVE

AND HUGS

NOT GANGS, GUN, OR DRUGS, NOT TO BE LABELED AS THUGS

EDUCATE THEM ON LIFE LESSONS, IN THEIR LIVES BE A BLESSING

ENCOURAGE THEM TO STAY IN SCHOOL, TO BE LEADERS AND NOT FOOLS

BLACK FATHERS, IT’S TIME TO STEP UP AND

 FILL THE VOID

SHOW UP, BE PRESENT, DON’T JUST BE A

SPERM DONOR, DON’T HIDE

BE A MAN, BE A FATHER, LIVE UPRIGHT

BUILD BLACK FAMILIES, BUILD BLACK CHILDREN LIVES

Written by Charmaine Allwood-Hanson

Published by Charmaine A.

I have been writing poetry since an early age as a hobby. Now I write to share my love of poetry with others through this blog I speak. You read.

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