Category Archives: poetry

In America we are celebrating African American history during the month of February. I encourage you all to CONTINUE the search for knowledge about our heritage and ancestors lest we forget their our struggles.

“Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can get on with creating the future.” 

— James Bertrand

This brother Kevin Miller is way beyond traditional thinking as he uses his creativity to inspire, teach and motivate.

Martin Luther King Jr.
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this young minister

showed that dreaming was okay
and racism, wrong
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Rosa Parks
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smart secretary
knew that sitting was standing
up for equal rights
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Francois Dominique Toussaint Louverture
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revolt against France
not just for Haiti, but to
set all islands FREE
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L.O.V.E.
Kevin A. Miller
www.poetkevinmiller.com


Arise

While we sleep, the children die.
We waste their love with our lives
Chase their peace away
and their dreams to early graves.

While we sleep, the children die.
We feed them stones for bread
Give them ashes for joy
And lie to them that dark is light.

While we sleep the children die.
Arise. Cry out into the night.*

*Jeremiah 2:19


An Ebenezer (lest I forget)

And in the midst of a striving
presumed to be futile,
the object of pursuit
finds me:
Fresh as a young coconut blade
it slices notions preconceived,
cracks shells and the tender whiteness is revealed –
thirst is quenched as the roughness meets the lips
with a sweetness all but forgotten.

And in this treasure, paradise defies time and space,
breaks the cocoon of skyscraping parentheses,
unveils oranges and yellows in the bleak midwinter –
despondency is shattered as faith takes flight
with a beauty hitherto unknown.
The trajectory of hope
in parallel universes forever altered,
care is taken to preserve this present course,
to protect the fragile beauty
of this simplicity
encased in a moment of clarity.