For every poem posted, MANA will donate $5 per poem up to $500 to My Brother's Keeper Alliance.
We will post your poems on this page and promote them on MANA's social media pages.
My eyes are wide open and filled with the light
This new day begins, and the sun is mightily bright
Hope fills my mind and spills over from my heart
Hope spawned of love is both the end and the start
Upon my hopeful spirit there shall never be a night
The Bigger Picture
Momma, why are there people in the street?
Momma, why do they look angry?
Momma, why do these people show defeat?
Momma, could that happen to me?
Momma said that black people are not treated fair.
So why is it that everyone is now starting to care?