( Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #45, #Tanka, Hate & Pride)

I’m excited to take part in Colleen’s Poetry Challenge and chose the theme; Race. It’s a subject very close to my heart. I enjoyed the process so much, I decided to write both a Tanka and a Free verse form. The latter; entitled Black and Proud (free verse).


An end to hate; dreamed

A dream to defend my race

Pride in my dark hue

Judged, only by character

Not the colour of my skin

(Tanka Poetry)

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 45 – #Haiku #Haibun or #Tanka: Hate & Pride

Check this out 🙂 : Black and Proud (free verse).