Salome Agbaroji: “Black Pearls”
Tomorrow's Voices Today
The beauty of turmoil.
and hot combs,
Innovations of my people.
Feel good rhythm and blues,
Crying out to a God we can’t see,
We press on
Like how we press the blackness out of our ethnic strands.
Snap in our hands,
Punishment for trying to tame the beauty we have.
Strong mothers rise from the Nile River
To produce strong girls
Beauty of turmoil.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Salome Agbaroji is fourteen years old and a student at Gahr High School. She enjoys poetry as a form of expression and communication, also appreciating it as a healthy medium between the arts and traditional education. She promotes poetry in youth because of the desperate need for teens to express themselves freely and uniquely. Salome hopes to develop her poetic skills and be able to share more of her works in the future.