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WHITE HOUSE POETRY NIGHT FAVORABLE DESPITE NEGATIVE RELAYS (4127 hits)

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MAY 2011
12th Day

[Poet Common --known as Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr]

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama poetry night on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 proved favorable and successful despite of some overtones of opposition of having the" Def Jam" poet Common's visit. The popular Rapper poet is known for his high overtone of cynicism forced out with political views. However, the poetry program showed a fail proof approval afterall. The Obama opened doors for such poets to be recognized in the new poetry era. Never trying to replace contemporary poets this poetry is a form which reflects the present generation of expression. Often too, Common's poetry creates much controversy in reference to Southern undertones of racism and racists individuals in the south. Now the poet will get even more national attention after his appearance at the White House Poetry Night. Common's popularity will certainly drive more interest as to his style and the image he opens up for those not fully aware of that smoothed over cover immersing out with his style of the new day enigma. Despite of any undercurrent of dislike there seems to be a new Republic side of words and the art of poetry.

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PHOTO of Common on stage in speaking in Cleveland, OH 2010
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Friday, May 13th 2011 at 4:30PM
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Great comment. The artist has the liberty to express and even those who may repel have their own right of choosing to listen or avoid. "That's real" in poetry type of satire!!
Tuesday, May 17th 2011 at 1:03PM
MIISRAEL Bride
I love and respect Common's creative, literary mind; OOWEE!

WHAT MAKES A GROWN MAN CRY

Women and men whom are accomplished, as you weather the storm trying to build a nest,
but being mediocre and plain, to explore your creative ideas would be insane.

A role model is a strong black achiever, but in you your family is not a believer,
so the act is to disappear, and instill in them a real fear.

Martin Luther King spoke, “I have a dream” out loud, a dream that drew an enormous crowd,
that day still rest in my mind, though the facts are sometimes hard to find.

All Afro-Americans are great and notable, a grown man cries when his life is unsuitable,
caught in a world not innocent, sometimes omitting what’s flagrant.

Aiding in providing for the essential cause of the family,
you think the world owes you something, you’re taking a gamble see;
for what once stood for respect of the next man, now stands for less for the blessed at hand.

What makes a grown man cry,
is what makes a grown man lie,
soon makes a grown man die,
some resort to getting high,
on whom can they rely.
Kim Wilson
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Monday, September 19th 2011 at 12:58PM
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