A smiling Black man holding a little girl with a flower in her hair.

Te’s Corner: To the Ones Who Sowed the Seeds and Stayed

A smiling Black man holding a little girl with a flower in her hair.

(Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash)

Poetry, Donté Clark

We can not forget 

to tell of the ones who sowed 

the seeds and stayed 

to watch them grow. who fought cried and died for our freedom when the world would never show. 

whose hands are worked and callous 

numb from building kingdoms 

and passing down legacy. 

who selflessly guard 

the wombs 

where blackberries bloom 

tender and ripe from pregnancy. blessed be 

men 

whose eyes 

are as sunset folding 

into a gentle night 

between the cheekbone of crescent moon 

who soothes his plight.   

 

To all my brothers out there, Happy Father’s Day! 

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