Black Was the Color

SLSC - Valentine's Day Dance - Silhoutte Black Rose Lapel

Black Was the Color
by Michael Romani

In a moment's inspiration
Black was the color of the evening
Meant to fire up conversation
As deep as its meaning

In a tailoring of artful seeming
There's an artistry in this dreaming
Stripped of petty distraction
It's a refinement of clarification

In a town caught up in hilarity
A decision was made for solidarity
In a forced conversation made stridently
All for the cause taken passionately

Structural change is needed
The call for justice is heeded
In this paradox to be played on
It was a cause to state this must be gone

In a fight against harassment revealed
The verbal outfits were unveiled
On the red carpet of participation
Support was gathered without hesitation

A new day dawning is heralded by 
A phenomenal display meant for the eye
It was a wearing of black, balance and inclusion
In a hope that righting this wrong was not illusion

No more toleration of the harassment 
Black was the color and what it meant
A fashion statement of necessity
All in the name of a fairer community

(c) January 12, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Black Basalt Beach  -Driftwood Hammok




About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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