Black Love

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    Love is something that should be celebrated everyday.  For the many who celebrate Valentine’s Day today, continue to spread the love and encourage more black love with your family, friends and people you are around.

    Here’s a poem from the great poet, Nikki Giovanni from her book Love poems.  Hope you like it.

    RESIGNATION
    by Nikki Giovanni

    I love you
    because the Earth turns round the sun
    because the North wind blows north
    sometimes
    because the Pope is Catholic
    and most Rabbis Jewish
    because winters flow into spring
    and the air clears after a storm
    because only my love for you
    despite the charms of gravity
    keeps me from falling off the Earth
    into another dimension
    I love you
    because it is the natural order of things
    I love you
    like the habit I picked up in college
    of sleeping through lectures
    or saying I’m sorry
    when I get stopped for speeding
    because I drink a glass of water
    in the morning
    and chain-smoke cigarettes
    all through the day
    because I take my coffee Black
    and my milk with chocolate
    because you keep my feet warm
    through my life a mess
    I love you
    because I don’t want it
    any other way
    I am helpless
    in m love for you
    It makes me so happy
    to hear you call my name
    I am amazed you can resist
    locking me in an echo chamber
    where your voice reverberates
    through the four walls
    sending me into spasmatic ecstasy
    I love you
    because it’s been so good
    for so long
    that if I didn’t love you
    I’d have to be born again
    and that is not a theological statement
    I am pitiful in my love for you
    The Dells tell me Love
    is so simple
    the thought though of you
    sends indescribably delicious multitudinous
    thrills throughout and through-in my body
    I love you
    because no two snowflakes are alike
    and it is possible if you stand tippy-toe
    to walk between the raindrops
    I love you
    because I am afraid of the dark
    and can’t sleep in the light
    because I rub my eyes
    when I wake up in the morning
    and find you there
    because you with all your magic powers were
    determined that
    I should love you
    because there was nothing for you but that
    I would love you
    I love you
    because you made me
    want to love you
    more than I love my privacy
    my freedom my commitments
    and responsibilities
    I love you `cause I changed my life
    to love you
    because you saw me one friday
    afternoon and decided that I would
    love you
    I love you I love you I love you

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